The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel have shown time and time again that they respect not only their duties but also enjoy while guard the country’s borders resistant to extreme weather conditions.
This time around, the ITBP wowed netizens with its ice wall climbing competition in bitter cold in Ladakh. It was the first time an ice wall climbing competition was held in the country, ITBP said.
In a video, Ladakh Governor Radha Krisha Mathur addresses those gathered. Mathur is heard saying, “IG Sir has come up with a new initiative. I want to congratulate him for introducing this ice climbing activity. As we all know, the ITBP was formed in 1962. Since 1962, they have been engaged in the duty of serving the nation at the frontiers.
Camera pans to show aerial view of snowy mountainous region and climbers scaling ice walls using axes and ropes.
See the video:
Watch previews of the Ladakh Ice Wall Climbing Competition organized for the 1st time in the country by North West Frontier ITBP, Leh. More than 100 climbers participate.#Himveers@nwftr_itbp pic.twitter.com/KeOCtkBrfD
— ITBP (@ITBP_official) February 27, 2022
More than 100 climbers took part in the competition organized jointly by North-West Frontier, ITBP, Leh and the Association of Mountaineering Guides of Ladakh. It was held under the leadership of Inspector General Lhari Dorjee Lhatoo.
Sh Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, Hon’ble MP Ladakh congratulated the winners and commended the efforts of NW Frontier ITBP in organizing the ice wall climbing competition (one-of-a-kind event) during its closing ceremony held on 27.2.2022. NW Frontier ITBP won the overall championship pic.twitter.com/Pa4wNQkF9H
— ITBP (@ITBP_official) February 28, 2022
Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, MP for Ladakh, was also present at the closing ceremony of the event on February 27. Namgyal congratulated the winners and commended the efforts of the ITBP. NW Frontier ITBP won the overall championship.
Attended the closing ceremony of the ice wall climbing competition organized by @ITBP_official in collaboration with the Ladakh Mountaineering Guides Association in Leh. Recognized the efforts and dedication of @nwftr_itbp edited by IG Sh. Lhari Dorjee L.
Jai Himveer! https://t.co/PZU4f2LWCY pic.twitter.com/YnmktlhmgW
— Jamyang Tsering Namgyal (@jtnladakh) February 28, 2022
The ITBP also retweeted a video of its staff playing volleyball at 15,000ft at a border outpost in Uttarakhand. The caption of the tweet posted by Amrit Mahotsav read: “Our #Himveers make it look so easy! Temperature around minus 20 degrees Celsius. Indo-Tibetan Border Police playing volleyball at 15,000 feet at a border crossing in Uttrakhand.
Our #Himveers make it look so easy!
Temperature around minus 20 degrees Celsius. Indo-Tibetan Border Police playing volleyball at 15,000 feet at a border crossing in Uttrakhand. #AmritMahotsav #MainBharatHoon #DekhoApnaDesh@ITBP_official @sudhakardas @DDNewsLive pic.twitter.com/Gy96z46AFj
— Amrit Mahotsav (@AmritMahotsav) March 1, 2022