It was sheer joy and euphoria for this all-women’s team of Indian Army officers when they successfully ascended the mighty Mt Bhagirathi II and set a world record for performing yoga at an altitude of 19022 ft. The trekking expedition, under Col Omender K Pawar, took place in May-June 2018 to celebrate International Yoga Day (June 21, 2018), India Today reported.

The team is now eyeing a new world record of practising Yoga at 21,000 ft on the occasion of Yoga Day 2018

The mountaineering expedition team consists of nine officers. With this, they broke the previous record held by the Indian Army for performing yoga at about an altitude of 18,800 feet on the Siachen Glacier.

The Mountaineering Expedition to Mt. Bhagirathi-II (6,512 metres) was flagged off by Director General of Military Training

The expedition was held to encourage women in the field of adventure sports. The team of women officers of the Indian Army showed steely courage and determination to succeed in the mission.

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The team is led by a male officer while the deputy is a woman officer, Major Rinchin Dalma Katla

One of the youngest members of the team Tanya Anand told One India about their experiences. She said that the summit kick-started after 20 days training.

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Mt. Bhagirathi-II is located in the Garhwal Himalayas in Gangotri National Park, thus making the peak rises right above the Gangotri glacier. This makes it more challenging for the climbers. Other challenges were technical requirements, vertical ascents, inclement and unpredictable weather conditions.

SheThePeople.TV congratulates the women officers of Indian Army for this stupendous feat.

Feature Image Credit: India Today

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