Arjun Rampal was not very great with films and even though we can't admire him highly for his acting skills, he has done something that will definitely make us salute him. He is one among the nine celebrities, who came together to pay their respects to the Indian army in the best possible way – by scaling the world’s 2nd longest glacier, Siachen.
How hard is life at ‘Siachen’?
You need to fall, rise, but still march ahead undefeated through the extreme climate of Siachen. The story of Siachen started back in 1981 when the Indian Army made history by crossing the uncharted Siachen, also known as the Third Pole. The temperature in Siachen during winters can fall as low as minus 50 degrees. Siachen Glacier stretches nearly 50 miles along the eastern Karakoram Range in the Kashmir region between India and Pakistan, where even the national borders get blurry.
Life at the highest battlefield in the world
Celebrating the 35th anniversary of this daring expedition, Eros Now, the leading OTT platform of Eros International Plc, announced an initiative, Salute Siachen, India’s first-ever celebrity expedition to the Siachen Glacier, which lies at a height of 15,632 feet.
India's first-ever celebrity expedition to the Siachen glacier
With nine celebrity adventurers coming from different places, this marked as India's first-ever celebrity expedition to the Siachen glacier. This epic journey is being documented by the adventurers and also showcased on Eros Now. The celebrity squad started on 15 August from Leh followed by a five-day acclimatization trek to Stok Kangri base camp.
Arjun Rampal is one among the nine celebrities to scale Siachen
Along with partners Ranvijay Singh and Arunoday Singh, Arjun Rampal scaled world’s 2nd longest glacier, Siachen as a tribute to the Indian Army. The squad accomplished the task in 20 days. Siachen is guarded by Indian army and it is extremely difficult to reach the glacier. Arjun Rampal did this in order to show them that their efforts are being admired by their nation.