Five members of Mountaineering Association of J&K scaled two peaks in Ladakh Himalaya as a part of their training during Advance Mountaineering Course conducted by Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports, Pahalgam during August-September, 2018. While Vishali Sharma, Sunil Chakharia and Rahul Khajuria scaled Stock Kangri (6153m) Shilpa Charak and Raj Kumari were successful on Gulap Kangri (5800m). Another trainee Deepika Dutta was , however, unlucky to miss the peak because of ill health.
All the seven candidates of Mountaineering Association of J&K including a basic course candidate Anukampa Sharma, however, completed their courses successfully.
On their return from the course the climbers called on Ram Khajuria, General Secretary,
Mountaineering Association of J&K who congratulated them for their good showing in the training
courses. He had a special word of appreciation for Shilpa Charak who won an award for “Endurance”
Prof. Lalit Magotra, President Dogri Sanstha Jammu and Advisor of Tawi Trekkers J&K and Shawetica
Khajuria, Joint Secretary, Mountaineering Association of J&K were prominent among other present on
It may be mentioned here that J&K State Sports Council had sponsored 13 candidates of
Mountaineering Association of J&K for mountaineering courses this year out of which six candidates
had already undergone their courses during July-August this year.