Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Ladakh Scout Regimental Centre conducts Chader Trek

UDHAMPUR: The Ladakh Scout Regimental Centre is conducting a trek to Padum in Zanskar Valley through Zanskar River. This is an ancient route traveled and used by locals when Zanskar valley gets cut off from rest of Ladakh region.  This is the shortest walking route to reach Leh in harsh winters. The Zanskar river which originates from Brandy Nala in Sarchu, Himachal Pradesh along with tributaries with feeder glacier ice field and snow bound tops supply the regular flow of water into the river.

The river get merged into Indus river at Nimmu and then become Indus. Chader means frozen river  and many of our troops used to take this route once going on leave to Zanskar during winters.

The aim of this expedition is to conquer, the most inaccessible, formidable and impassable route during winters and to infuse a spirit of adventure amongst rank and file of Ladakh Scouts. The troops of Ladakh Scouts are proficient in ice and mountain craft, as the son of soil, are physically fit to undertake any challenging task. The chader trek is famous for its inaccessible formidable, impassable and extreme cold during winters and also the object of fascination for millions of people.

A team comprising 03 x Offrs, 01 x JCO, 14 x OR ( incl 01 x RMO, 01 Engr and 01 GREF rep each) will carry out the expedition from Chiling to Padum in Zanskar valley through Zanskar River from 06 Feb 2012 to 12 Feb 2012. The team has been provided with special clothing, ration and mountain eqpt. The team has also been giving pre-expedition trg in comn, air evac and trekking aspects for a week. The expedition was flagged off by Maj Gen AK Siwach, YSM,VSM,COS,HQ 14 Corps on 06th Feb 12.

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