On Saturday, members of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and the Ladakh Police topped two unnamed 6000-meter-high mountains in Eastern Ladakh, naming one of them ‘Norbu Wangdu peak’ in honor of ITBP’s late mountaineer Nurbu Wangdus, who died in an avalanche in October 2019.
On October 6, ITBP Inspector General Lhari Dorjee Lhatoo and members of the force’s Mountaineering Expedition ‘Shikhar’, as well as the Ladakh Police, successfully scaled the twin nameless peaks of 6,250 and 6,099 meters in Eastern Ladakh. Norbu Wangdu Peak, at 6,250 meters, was named by the ITBP.
Team ‘Shikhar,’ comprised of 20 mountaineers, including four ITBP women mountaineers and two Ladakh Police personnel, was launched from Leh on September 28 this year under the supervision of ITBP Commandant D.S. Negi.
After reaching the summit, the expedition was dedicated to late chief constable Nurbu Wangdu, who died while climbing Mount Gangotri-1 in Uttarakhand after being caught in an avalanche.
The ITBP, which was established in 1962 during the India-China war, has completed more than 223 successful climbing missions, which is a record.