What is the news?
Raksha Mantri, on January 07, 2022, flagged-in India’s first multidimensional adventure sports expedition conducted by National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS) in France.
What is this expedition about?
The expedition was organised as part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.
It was conducted in November 2021 and the team was led by Director NIMAS Colonel Sarfaraz Singh, comprising 12 people – eight Army personnel and four youths of Arunachal Pradesh.
What all areas and activities does the expedition covered?
It included activities like 250 kilometres of winter trekking in the Alps Mountain Ranges, cycling from Alps Mountain Ranges to English Channel near Dunkirk via France, Switzerland and Belgium and also scuba diving in Mediterranean Sea.
About the Alps mountain range
The Alps are a chain of mountains in Europe, extending from the Atlantic Ocean to the Caspian Sea. Mont Blanc is the highest peak of the Alps.
The Alps mountain chain in Europe is the most densely populated mountainous region in the world, and a large fraction of people in countries like Switzerland, France, Germany, etc. live in these mountains.
Source: This post is based on the article “Raksha mantri Shri Rajnath Singh flags-in India’s First multidimensional adventure sports expedition conducted by NIMAS in France” published in PIB on 7th Jan 2022.