GILGIT: 2018 First winter ascent of Shimshal’s Mingling Sar Peak 6050M by 16 Mountaineers | Passu Times English

GILGIT : by Inayat Ullah

It takes a lot of effort and strength to undertake mountaineering expeditions, not only in winters, but in summers too.

Rock Valley Tours has another feather in the cap. Along with the LUMS Adventure Society, they became the first expedition company in Pakistan to undertake the first winter expedition for 2018.

During the expedition, Rock Valley Tours  and LUMS Adventure Society reached the summit of Mingling Sar Peak which is 6050 meters above sea level. They also trekked across the 4735M Shimshal Pass. The total number of people was 16 which included 6 porters.

For LUMS, this was a very tough assignment as they had never been exposed to such harsh weather and environs. They enjoyed every moment of the expedition. A salient feature was that all LUMS personnel had no acclimatization prior to this climb. This added to the sheer effort that they put it.

Also wonderful was the resolve of the LUMS Adventure Society, who, despite all the hardships showed an unflinching desire to return to this location in the coming months and years.

It was a win-win for all concerned.

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