Indian Gorkha Rifles regiment scales Chomo Yummo in North Sikkim


Gangtok, 04 Jun:

The Gorkha regiment of India Army organised a mountaineering expedition to scale Chomo Yummo located in North Sikkim from 24 May to 04 Jun.

With a towering altitude of 22,533 feet [6828m] above sea level, Chomo Yummo is part of the Greater Himalayan range.

Additional Directorate of Public Information, Ministry of Defence, South Block informed that the team led by Lieutenant Chiranjivi Bharadwaj and assisted by Naib Subedar, Arjun Thapa – a veteran mountaineer, along with support staff comprising of a Medical Officer and four other Ranks located at Camp II during the duration of the summit.

The ten-member team started their expedition from on 24 May last month from Chatten, North Sikkim and successfully scaled Chomo Yummo on 03 Jun, it is informed.

“The Indian Army is identified world over for its courage, valour and audacious approach in overcoming challenges and accomplishing tasks at all costs. The successful conduct of the expedition is yet another demonstration of the indomitable spirit prevailing in the Indian Army,” said Additional Directorate of Public Information while speaking to SummitTimes.

“The mountaineering expedition to scale Chomo Yummo undertaken by 2/4 Gorkha Rifles has also displayed the mettle and morale prevalent in our forces to our friends across the border,” he added.