Winter Climbing expedition to Mount Trishul

The Indian Mountaineering Foundation have approved for winter climbing expedition to Mount Trishul exceptionally. This permission was granted to a three-member team of mountaineers which is led by Arjun Vajpai, who became the youngest Indian in 2010 to climb Mount Everest at the age of 16.


  • This is the first stance when the Indian Mountaineering Foundation has given approval for winter mountaineering.
  • Usually, the mountaineering expeditions takes up only during pre-monsoon and post-monsoon period in India.

Mount Trishul

  • This is a group of three Himalayan peaks forming the shape of a trident.
  • The three peaks of the Mount Trishul are- Trishul I, Trishul II and Trishul III.
  • These peaks are located at a Massif that runs north-south.
  • The first ever scaling of the peaks was done by a British mountaineer Tom Georage Longstaff.
  • The peak is located in the western Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.


It is a section of earth’s crust that is demarcated with faults.


  • The Kumaon division comprises of the Almora, Nainital, Bageshwar, Champawat, Pithoragarh, and Udham Singh Nagar districts in Uttarakhand.
  • The region is surrounded by Tibet in the north, Nepal in the east, on Uttar Pradesh in the south, and Garhwal region in the west.
  • The people of Kumaon are called as Kumaonis and they speak Kumaoni language.
  • The Kumaon region is home to Kumaon Regiment of Indian Army.

Kumaoni language

This language has been placed in the Unsafe category by the UNESCO Atlas of the World’s Languages. Kumaoni was included in the eighth schedule of the Indian constitution in the year 2010.

Indian Mountaineering Foundation

It is the apex body to organise the rock climbing and mountaineering at high altitudes in the Himalayan mountain system. The body was established in the year 1957. It also organises competitive Olympic sport of climbing and promotes the environmental protection works in Himalayas.

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