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Sandeep Mansukhani summits Mt. Elbrus!

BCS on highest point of European continent Mt Elbrus just as BCS comes up for our 160th year on 28th July 2019 (Founder’s Day)

Sandeep Mansukhani summited Mt. Elbrus highest peak of Europe 5642 mtr/ 18505 feet today 27th July @ 07:10 a.m and successfully planted the BCS flag along with the Indian flag.

Congratulations!

Mt. Elbrus)- latest update by Sandeep Mansukhani

Subject: (Mt. Elbrus)- latest update by Capt Sandeep

Dear all,
Sending message as received by Capt Mansukhani.

On Elbrus – Europe highest peak.
Wx was bad on 23 for summit attempt thus the final climb was called of.
24 we tried and had to turn 200 m before summit due strong snow blizzard – 40-45 k winds , freezing  temp, thunderstorm, lightening – took the decision to turn back, very tough decision but safety was paramount.
Will try one last time on 27 morning . Winds are still strong 40-45k .  Hope for the best .. keep me in prayers

Will keep you posted. Seeking blessings for him.
Regards
Harsimran

 

 

Lance Jones [Lefroy] passed on

We received the sad news of the death of Lance Jones on 6 July 2019 at the age 
of 95. Lance  we believe served in the Police Force in India. He was a fanatical Supporter of Arsenal FC and equally keen Supporter of OCA(UK) -attending the
Annual Lunches until last year and only a year or two earlier, on an OCs evening out, a Night Club featuring a delightful ‘belly dancer,’ whose performance he much enjoyed. 
Lance was a charming gentleman who will be much missed. 

Gay Niblett
Hon. Life President OCA(UK)

Old Cottonian Sandeep Mansukhani – next climb planned for Mt. ELBRUS

Sandeep Mansukhani summited Mt Everest on May 21, 2018 and made us all very proud.

Three Cheers!

Sandeep will be leaving on 17 July, 2019 to attempt Mt Elbrus, the highest peak of Europe.  

Mr. Mansukhani is seeking support from the OCA Chapters and from Old Cottonians who are able to assist in his venture to successfully plant the BCS flag atop the highest peak on the European Continent. 

His account details are as follows:

Sandeep Mansukhani
ICICI Bank
Account no: 000701246606
IFSC Code: ICIC0000007
Connaught Place branch – New Delhi 

You can also contact Sandeep Mansukhani directly at sonu0422@yahoo.com and cellphone +91-9810220422‬