Four youths from Assam, including a courageous woman, achieved a remarkable feat by conquering the summit of Mt. Hanuman Tibba, the towering peak of the Dhauladhar Range in Himachal Pradesh. Rising to a majestic altitude of 5,982 meters (19,626 ft) above sea level, Mt. Hanuman Tibba proved to be a challenging endeavor for the team.
Embarking on their expedition on June 20th from Haflong, Assam, the adventurers embarked on a journey that took them through Delhi, Manali, and Dhundi before commencing their trek to the peak on June 23rd. Despite facing adverse weather conditions, the team displayed resilience and determination, seeking refuge at Camp 1 due to gloomy skies. Eventually, on June 28th at 10:10 am, they triumphantly reached the summit.
Amidst the awe-inspiring heights, the team proudly hoisted the Indian flag, alongside the Assamese Gamocha and Dimasa’s Risa (Traditional muffler). However, their joy was somewhat bittersweet, as one team member had to remain at the Summit Camp due to an unforeseen illness.
The expedition, ceremoniously flagged off on June 18th by the Dima Hasao Autonomous Council’s CEM DebolalGorlosa, was organized by the Dima Hasao Adventure Association (DHAA). This pioneering initiative by the association marks a significant milestone, becoming the first organization from the district to send a team on such an extraordinary expedition.
Reflecting on the arduous climb, SarporajHojai, one of the team members, credited his previous mountaineering course for equipping him with the necessary skills to overcome the challenges. Rajeshree Khersa, the trailblazing woman mountaineer from Dima Hasao, highlighted the inherent risks associated with mountaineering and emphasized the paramount importance of a safe descent.