This regular mountaineer of Nagpur feels this expedition as a biggest achievement in his life. When asked if a commoner from any part of country can visit Siachen, he replied that if the person, who wishes to, at least he or she must be from any defence organisations. He explained that the life in Siachen is so tough and this ‘we experienced in our 25 days tour.’
But the soldiers, who are guarding the boundaries, live there for three long months with strong will power. “During the expedition, the Indian Army availed everything for us, which we needed for mountaineering and they took proper care about our safety. It is a good initiative by our army that they are giving chance to civilians to understand how they captured Siachen from Pakistan and how they battle every day with bone chilling cold at a temperature of -40 degree Celsius,” Kolarkar said.
A strong faith of life
O P Baba (Om Prakash Baba) an Indian soldier’s death is a mystery and while living, he had given various supernatural experiences to the soldiers, posted in Siachen. They have a strong faith that OP Baba’s blessing is always with them at the battlefield and even they have so many experiences about this power. Kolarkar said that before starting their expedition and during that they have visited many temples of this power.
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