Guwahati: Sikkim chief minister Prem Singh Tamang flagged off an international winter expedition to Ama Dablam in Rasyern Nepal at Mitokgang on Tuesday. Shanti Rai, an instructor of Chemchey, South Sikkim, is the lone mountaineer representing the country for the expedition.
A month long winter expedition will begin from December 25 to Ama Dablam. Rai is expected to scale 6812 m along with international mountaineers from the countries, Mexico, Turkey, Oman and Egypt.
Chief minister Tamang in his brief address extended his best wishes to her and also assured to provide all the necessary support for the expedition.
The Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Department BS Panth, Krishna Rai, along with the officials of the Tourism and Civil Aviation Department were also present during the programme.