It is informed that the 18 member Indian Army Mountaineering Expedition team to Mt Makalu (8485m) 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. Last year he had successfully summited Mt Kamet. He had joined the Army in 2002 and hailed from Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand. He is survived by his wife and three young children. A sincere and brave soldier he will be missed by all.

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.