The NCC Pre-Everest Expedition 2012 to Mount Kamet (25,446 ft) in the Garhwal Himalayas Region was flagged off on August 28, 2012 by Defence Secretary Shashikant Sharma. This will be the second pre-Everest expedition in preparation for the NCC Everest expedition planned in March 2013. It comprises of team leader Col SC Sharma three officers and 10 jawans along with 15 NCC cadets selected after the first successful pre Everest expedition to Mount Deo Tibba in June 2012. It is the third highest peak in India, located in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, and is the highest peak where it is permitted to climb.
Nine cadets will finally form part of the team along with experienced climbers, who will attempt to place the NCC flag on the summit of Mount Everest in 2013.