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In a first, Nepal's Gyalzen peak scaled by 3 climbers

ANI | Updated: Apr 09, 2019 22:47 IST

Kathmandu [Nepal], Apr 9 (ANI): Achieving a momentous feat, a group of three climbers successfully became the first mountaineers to scale Nepal’s untouched Gyalzen Peak in the Jugal Himal on Tuesday, according to Jugal Village Council Chief Homnarayan Shrestha.
"It is the very first time that the mountain has experienced human footfall. The trio has successfully made it to the top of the previously known Virgin Mountain of Nepal,” Shrestha told ANI over the phone.
Maya Gurung, Sharmlia Thapa and Milan Tamang set out to conquer the 6,151-metre tall peak last Friday, as part of a team of six, which included the grandchildren of mountaineering icon Tenzing Norgay.
Adverse weather conditions and incessant rainfall forced a few of the members to be airlifted, while the helicopter replenished the trio with basic necessities. 
Even though the 6,151-metre summit is located in Sindhupalchok district which is around 145 kilometres from Kathmandu, it has largely remained shrouded from the attention of climbers. The peak lies on the border between Nepal and China, in the Annapurna National Park region. (ANI)

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