UDHAMPUR: With 2019 being the 20th year of the Kargil Vijay Diwas, a High Altitude Cycling cum Mountaineering Expedition has been undertaken by 7th Battalion The MAHAR Regiment. This was flagged off from Pratap Pur by Col Deepak Sajjanhar on 07 Apr 2019 of the Siachen Warriors Brigade on 07 April. The expedition also coincides with the Diamond Jubilee year of raising of the Battalion.
The expedition team, which comprises two Officers, one Junior Commissioned Officer and 11 Other Ranks of 7th Battalion The MAHAR Regiment commenced the mountain cycling from Pratap Pur over the treacherous terrain and steep gradients along one of the highest motorable roads in the world and would be crossing the famous Khardung La pass, covering a distance of approximately 167 km till Leh. Thereafter, the team will attempt to summit two famous mountain peaks of the region. On completion of the expedition, the team is scheduled to be flagged in at Leh by Lt Gen YK Joshi General Officer Commanding Fire & Fury Corps.