Mount Everest

Joint Team of NIM and JIM Conquered Everest

June 2, 2021 – The joint expedition team of Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) Uttarkashi and Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering (JIM) Pahalgam (J&K) Jammu and Kashmir has hoisted the tricolor on Everest. The joint expedition team of both institutes successfully climbed Everest on June 1.

For the first time, the joint expedition team of NIM and JIM under the leadership of Colonel IS Thapa, Principal of JIM, went out to conquer Everest (8848 m) after flag off from Delhi on April 1. The team includes Col Amit Bisht, Principal of NIM as deputy leader, along with NIM’s trainers Deep Bahadur Shahi and Anil Chaudhary and JIM instructors Havildars Iqbal Khan, Chandan Negi and Mahfouz Elahi.


The team started their trek from Dal Lukla Airport Nepal and reached Dingboche on 9 April via Namche Bazar. Reached the base camp of Everest on 12 April, after which they exercised in the Khumbu Glacier area to adapt themselves to the environment. The team planned to climb the summit of Everest on May 20, but due to inclement weather, it could not happen. As soon as the weather became favorable, on June 1 at around 6.30 am, the team succeeded in conquering Everest.