Sanawar climbers near Khumbu glacier


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Shimla : A team of seven boys of Lawrence School Sanawar on Monday set out to conquer the world’s highest peak mount Everest and are very close to the Khumbu glacier .

 They are attempting to become the first school team in the world to conquer Everest on the 60 th anniversary of the scaling of the 8848 m high peak by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay .

 “All seven boys of the school along with other team members reached the base camp on April 17 and are now near the Khumbu glacier ,” P.S. Garewal , chief coordinator of the expedition told Sun Post .

 “Having camped at two places , the team set up its third camp Monday morning at a height of 24,500 feet he said .

 “All the boys are 16 to 17 years old , four are from Punjab , and one each from Delhi , Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh ,”Garewal said .

 The team was flagged off for the expedition on April 2 and is expected to be back by May 28 .