Mount Elbrus (Europe), August 13
Commemorating 76 years of Indian Independence, Gurjot Singh Kaler, a senior police officer from the state of Punjab, successfully scaled the Mount Elbrus and unfurled the tricolor on the top of Mount Elbrus- The highest mountain of European Continent and Russia.
Gurjot Kaler is a professionally trained mountaineer and was adjudged as the best mountaineer during his course of Basic Mountaineering Course (BMC) at Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM), Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand.
His recent feat is remarkable keeping in mind that the Caucasus’ tallest mountain, Mount Elbrus, is 5,642 meters (18,510 feet) above sea level. Mount Elbrus is the highest and most prominent peak in Russia and Europe.
There were 4 more persons in Gurjot Kaler’s team expedition to the roof of Europe. They reached the top of Mount Elbrus on 11th August 2023 at 7:00 am in the early morning after battling heavy snowstorms, thunderstorms, and atmospheric lightning.