1st civilian from Ladakh Jigmet Tharchin summits Mt Everest

Jigmet Tharchin from Ladakh posing after summiting Mount Everest.
Jigmet Tharchin from Ladakh posing after summiting Mount Everest.

Excelsior Correspondent
LEH, May 13: Jigmet Tharchin, hailing from village Tia (Leh district), has made the whole Union Territory of Ladakh proud after summiting the Mount Everest successfully yesterday.
He successfully descended back to the Mount Everest Base camp today. This is for the first time that a civilian from the UT Ladakh has made the summit with the assistance from UT administration and LAHDC Leh. He reached the summit of Mt Everest at around 7:04 am on May 12.
Earlier, he has also climbed many peaks of more than 6000 metres and he has done all the basic and advanced training courses in mountaineering from the Indian institute of mountaineering. He is also member of Ladakh Mountain Guide Association (LMGA), which is playing important role in Adventure sports and rescue operations.
LMGA have played major role in this achievement. Many experienced climbers from LMGA are now attempting other major peaks in Nepal with support of IMF.
Jigmet Tharchin acknowledged support extended by Lt Governor, CEC Leh, MP Ladakh and whole people of Ladakh including his family members, friends and LMGA.
Secretary Youth Services and Sports Ravinder Kumar, while congratulating Jigmat Tharchin for his remarkable achievement in the field of Mountaineering, said that his achievement will inspire the youth of Ladakh to take the mountaineering and other Adventure sports as a profession.