Lt Gen PS Bhalla, Director General, National Cadet Corps flagged off the Deo Tibba Mountaineering Expedition on July 6. Welcoming the cadets, Lt General Bhalla said that he was proud of the outstanding NCC cadets who had shown an indomitable spirit and perseverance in scaling the peak. Deo Tibba is a peak of moderate height with medium to high difficulty of climbing. The peak is located in District Kullu of Himachal Pradesh with treacherous snow and ice slopes of gradient between 50-75 degrees.
The first summit team scaled the peak on Jun 20, 2012 followed by the second team on Jun 22, 2012. A total of 21 cadets and ten instructors scaled the peak. Col SC Sharma an experienced mountaineer is the expedition leader. To foster the spirit of adventure among the youth, the NCC launches two mountaineering expeditions every year as part of its Annual Training Curriculum. Rich from the experience of mountaineering expeditions in the past, the NCC has mooted the idea to scale Mount Everest — The ultimate dream of every mountaineer.