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  India Navy Summits Everest :2004 Expedition


Summits!  Viking Bhanoo,28,  a navy doctor, planted an ice axe with the Indian flag and the Indian Navy's flag atop the summit. Leading Medical Assistants Rakesh Kumar and Vikas Kumar and three Sherpas! More summits!

Details of the team members below.

A 13-member India Navy expedition led by Commander Satyabrata Dam will attempt Mt Everest in Spring of 2004. Satyabrata Dam and his team has summited Mt Kamet as preparation for this expedition. India expeditions have had great success on in the last several years. The India Navy expedition will attempt Mt Everest from the North side.

The Indian Navy team is believed to be the first all navy personnel team in the world that would attempt Everest. Though a Royal Navy Team had climbed Everest in spring 2003 from the North, it consisted only of Royal Marine personnels (with army ranks) and the only some members were Navy which included the Base Camp Medical Officer of the rank of Lt Commander. The Indian Navy team would also attempt to put the first submariner in the world on top of Everest. 

Our Advance team plans to reach the BC on 31st March.  The following are the expedition member details:

 

1. Satyabrata Dam (Leader): 38 yrs, has been climbing for 28 yrs and has climbed 29 Himalayan peaks till date. Also a criminologist and a crime fiction writer.
2. Amit Pande (Deputy Leader): 30 yrs, has climbed many high peaks in Himalaya over the last 8 years. A keen ornithologist.
3. Abhishek Kankan: 33 yrs, has been climbing over the last 2 yrs. A marine commando.
4. P Anand: 35 yrs, expedition doctor, highly experienced in high altitude medicine.
5. Viking Bhanoo: 28 yrs, has climbed two high peaks over the last two years. A doctor by profession. 
6. KS Balaji: 32 yrs, has been to many high peaks in Himalaya. A brilliant athlete and basketball player.
7. Lijo S. Chacko: 31 yrs, a keen sportsman and a mountaineer. Base camp manager.
8. Raj Kumar: 33 yrs, climbed several major Himalayan peaks over the last 2 yrs. 
9. Satish S. Kanna: 30 yrs, a keen mountaineer and sportsman.
10. Rakesh Kumar: 31 yrs, a keen mountaineer and has climbed high on Himalaya over the last 1 yr.
11. AK Singh: 24 yrs.
12. Vikas Kumar: 24 yrs, an outstanding sportsman.
13. Nitin Singh: 23 yrs. A physically strong climber.

SS Sandhu will also be at base camp.

Source: Satyabrata Dam Expedition Leader

In addition some of the climbers will be climbing with Sherpas climbers and supplementary oxygen.

 

NEPALESE CLIMBERS

 

 

Name Remarks

1

Mr. Dawa Tashi Sherpa

Nepali

2

Mr. Chhebar Sherpa

Nepali

3

Mr. Nima Tenji Sherpa

Nepali

4

Mr. Tamtin Sherpa

Nepali

5

Mr. Nima Gyaljen Sherpa

Nepali

6

Mr. Tendi Sherpa

Nepali

7

Mr. Sange Phuri Sherpa

Nepali

8

Mr. Ngima Dorjee Sherpa

Nepali

9

Mr. Ang Tashi Sherpa

Nepali

 

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