EXPEDITION '77

During June 1977, the club launched an ambitious plan of sponsoring a mountaineering expedition to the Western Himalayas. Four members of the club namely Dr. Azad Kaushik, Miss Nishi Dhir, Miss Kalpna Kaul and Mr. Balbir Singh made history by making successful climb to Ladhaki (18,600 ft.), Manali (19, 000 ft.) and Shitidhar (17,300 ft.) Peaks. With Mr. Nandlal Purohit as the leader of the expedition, other members of the team were Capt. S.S. Tonk, Dr. Deepak K. Grover, Dr. Yash Pal, Dr. Puran Chand, Mr. Dev Dutt Sharma and Dr. Naveen Shah. The success of the expedition was itís in its remarkable maiden achievement. Expressing high appreciation for the success of this expedition, Mr. Devi Lal, wished many more such climbs in the future. This success led Mr. H. C. Sareen, President, Indian Mountaineering Foundation to exclaim, "Mountaineering has come to Haryana".

The expedition was a joint venture of HAU, Indian Mountaineering Foundation, Ministry of Education and Social Welfare, Government of India and Directorate of Sports, Haryana.




High Altitude Camp Scene



On way to Manali Peak


On way to Laddhaki


Atop Mt. Laddhaki


Atop Mt. Manali