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Indian Mountaineer Bhawna Dehariya unfurls the tricolour on Europe’s highest peak in honour of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

This expedition was done in collaboration with the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board and the State Bank of India

Bhawna Dehariya with the Indian National Flag (Photo: Twitter/ Bhawna Dehariya)

Bhawna Dehariya, an Indian mountaineer from Madhya Pradesh celebrated India’s 75th anniversary of Independence in a unique manner. She scaled the top of the 5,642-metre Mount Elbrus, the tallest mountain peak in Europe and unfurled the tricolour national flag at its highest point.

Her expedition up the mountain began on August 10, where she braved icy wind and freezing temperatures in her quest to the summit at midnight on August 13. Despite the severe weather conditions (winds blowing up to 35 km/h and visibility subsided with temperatures down to minus 25 degrees Celsius), she made it to the top in record time.

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