Sambalpur DFO Conquers World’s Highest Motorable Pass on Bicycle

Bhubaneswar: Sambalpur DFO Vishwanath Nilamvar accomplished a remarkable feat by becoming the first IFS officer from Odisha to reach Umling La, the World’s Highest Motorable Pass, on a bicycle. This challenging journey covered a distance of 550 km, taking him to an altitude of 19,024 ft (5798 m) in Ladakh.

Despite adverse weather conditions, Vishwanath persevered and completed the arduous ride to Umling La Pass on July 22. The expedition was organized by the Youth Hostels Association of India and involved a group of 46 cyclists aiming to conquer this challenging pass, which is higher than Everest Base Camp.

Among the participants, Vishwanath stood out as one of the 35 cyclists who successfully made it to their destination. His determination and dedication were evident throughout the journey, showcasing his passion for adventure and love for the Himalayas.

This achievement marks a significant milestone for Vishwanath Nilamvar and highlights the indomitable spirit of adventure within the Indian Forest Service community.

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