Bhubaneswar: Nabarangpur-based Pradeep Sinha, one among the 17 adventurous mountaineers who were on Kedarkantha trek in the Himalayas, formed a new chapter by unfurling the National Flag at a height of 12,500 ft at 6.30 AM amid a chilling temperature of minus 10 to minus 12 degree Celsius on December 10.
Twenty-three-year-old Pradeep, son of Naresh Kumar Sinha and Haripriya Sinha, from Telatandi village under Chandahandi block of Nabarangpur district, is a member of the talent hunting organization Kalinga Daredevils that had organised the trekking event which commenced from December 5.
He is presently a fourth-year student of Physiotherapy at the Bhubaneswar-based Hi-Tech Medical College.
The 17-member team of mountaineers on Kedarkantha trek included seven from Odisha, four from Kerala, two from Punjab, one from Karnataka, two from New Delhi, and one from Bahrain.
The event was flagged off from Bhubaneswar by Dr. Satyapira Padhan, President, Kalinga Daredevils.
The Odisha team comprised of Dr. Chhabilal Meher from Balangir, Dr. Jogeshwar Naik, Prabhat Kumar Mohanty, and Jitendra Sahu from Kalahandi, Pradeep Sinha from Nabarangpur, and Biswakarma Singh from Sundargarh.
The journey started from Sankri village in Uttarakhand on the morning of December 7. After a long four-day trek through the snowy mountains, the journey to the summit began at 2.30 AM on December 10 and the team reached the summit at 6.30 AM.