Army personnel to dominate Mt Everest expeditions this season.
March 31, 2016
With the world climbers heading towards Mt Everest region to begin this season’s climbing activities,more than 60 army personnel from different countries have set their sights on the top of the world.
Army personnel from the United Arab Emirates and India have already applied at the Department of Tourism for climbing permits to attempt to climb Mt Everest, according to the organizers of the expeditions.The main attraction on Mt Everest will be a 15-member team of the UAE – based armed forces. ” The team led by John Doyle will have 12 members from UAE as it aims to be the first UAE team on Mt Everest.” Earlier in 2011, Saeed Al Memari became the first Emirati to successfully summit Mt Everest.
Source: The Himalayan Times