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- Director General of Military Training has flagged off the first Indian Army Mountaineering Expedition to Mount Makalu.
- Mount Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world at 8,485 meters (27,838 ft),whose shape is a four-sided pyramid.
- It is located in the Mahalangur Himalayas 19 km(12 mi) southeast of Mount Everest,on the border between Nepal and Tibet,China.
- Mt Makalu is considered amongst the most dangerous peaks and summiting the peak is considered extremely challenging due to inclement weather conditions and freezing temperatures.