Naik Narayan Singh of Indian Army died while descending from the Mount Makalu in Nepal. Naik Nrayan singh was the member of Indian Army Mountaineering Expedition team which successlly scaled the peak on May 16.
According to a press release Indian Army’s 18 member expedition team went to Mt Makalu (8485m) and had successfully scaled the peak on 16 May 2019. While descending from the summit point to Camp IV (first camp during the descent), one of the team member Naik Narayan Singh died.
Naik Narayan Singh has been a keen mountaineer and in the past had taken part in other mountaineering expeditions. Even last year he had successfully summited Mt Kamet. He had joined the Army in 2002 and hailed from Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand. He is survived by wife and three young children. A sincere and brave soldier he will be missed by all – said in press release.
Mt Makalu is considered amongst the most dangerous and challenging peaks to summit. Indian Army had undertaken this mountaineering expedition in furtherance of the objective of summiting challenging peaks above 8000m.
Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world. It is located in the Mahalangur Himalayas 19-kilometer southeast of Mount Everest, on the border between Nepal and Tibet Autonomous Region, China.