New Delhi: Scaling the heights of the world's
tallest peak, the Mount Everest, is not an easy feat to achieve and not many
people have been able to reach their target.
takes a humongous amount of grit, courage and strength to see an Everest
expedition through to its finish line and that's exactly what an 11-member ONGC
team of Indian climbers seem to show.
team has embarked on an expedition to climb the Mt Everest from Namche Bazar in
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited's (ONGC) 'ONGC Everest Expedition Team'
undertook the journey on Friday as part of the Indian oil and gas company's
initiative to train youngsters for scaling the Mt Everest. It is the first time
an Indian company has undertaken such a mission.
is an attempt from ONGC, with a workforce of 33000, to prepare a team of
youngsters who had little or no formal knowledge or skills in mountaineering
craft to attempt scale the highest peak on the Earth," said a statement
issued by the Indian embassy in Nepal.
team was selected after over 150 Everest aspirants underwent a strenuous
selection process for over 15 months.
October 2015, a 21-member ONGC team had successfully completed the trek to
Everest Base Camp (17,000 feet), which became the genesis for the present
of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan had flagged off the
team at a glittering ceremony held in Delhi on March 28.