Former prime minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee in February 2003.(HT File Photo)
Former prime minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee in February 2003.(HT File Photo)

Four Himalayan peaks named after former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee

The four peaks are located on the right flank of the Gangotri glacier and have been named Atal 1, Atal 2, Atal 3 and Atal 4.
Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2018 08:37 PM IST

Four Himalayan peaks near Gangotri glacier have been named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

The peaks are located at 6,557m, 6,566m, 6,160m and 6,100m on the right flank of Gangotri glacier, said Colonel Amit Bisht, principal of Nehru Institute of Mountaineering and leader of the mountain climbing team which recently scaled the newly named peaks, on Saturday.

The team, which returned after the climb, had hoisted the national tricolour on each of the peaks. Located near Sudarshan and Saifi peaks in Raktvan valley, the peaks have been named Atal-1, 2, 3 and 4, Bisht said.

The expedition was flagged off from Dehradun on October 4 by chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat. The expedition was jointly conducted by mountaineering institute and the tourism department.

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