High Altitude Warfare School Trainees Scale New Height: Army

High Altitude Warfare School Trainees Scale New Height: Army

Srinagar: Students undergoing mountain warfare advance training at HAWS successfully summitted a height of 17350 ft from 27 September to 29 September 2017 in J&K region, said army in a statement on Sunday.

“A total of nine student officers and 79 student NCOs under the training team of HAWS personally lead by Major Gen Atul Kaushik, Commandant HAWS, traversed the treacherous route with a mix of Ice Wall, Moraines, Glacial fields and crevasses,” the statement said.

“The team fixed numerous ropes to successfully summit the feature without any injuries.”

The ‘Height Gain’ exercise is a confidence booster for students undergoing training and enables them to operate at altitudes above 17000ft, the statement added.