New Delhi, May 20: The NCC Girls Expedition to Mt. Deo-Tibba was flagged off by Lt Gen A Chakravarty, Director General National Cadet Corps here today. The team comprising Thirty Three cadets along with its leader Col Gaurav Karki shall be attempting the peak in mid June 2015. Deo-Tibba, in Kullu region standing at 6001m/1968ft is located at the eastern end of the Pir Panjal range, North of Jagat Sukh village, the erstwhile capital of Kullu.
This is the first of a series of training and preparatory expeditions for the NCC Girls Everest team 2016. These cadets have been selected after extensive trials conducted at hubs all over the country followed by rigorous training at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling where cadets were trained in ice/rock craft survival skills and rescue.
Wishing the cadets, all the success, the DG said that NCC has been at the forefront in the development of youth and provides ample opportunity to cadets to participate in multitude of adventure activities. He emphasized the importance of adventure to create leaders. He also stressed upon planning and coordination which is required to achieve success. “If you can conquer fear, victory will be yours”, were his final words to the girl cadets as they marched on with the button.