Yoga On The Mountains: Chandigarh Climber Performs Surya Namaskar Atop Mt Elbrus

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Mountaineer Ramanjot Kaur took yoga to the mountaintop in a remarkable feat when she scaled Mount Elbrus, one of the highest peaks in Europe. There, she reportedly performed Surya Namaskar, a yoga pose offered as salutations to the sun, at the peak under extreme conditions.

From Chandigarh, the 25-year-old is currently a student at Panjab University with a keen interest in athletics, adventure sports and mountain climbing. She scaled Elbrus earlier this month on October 2. Though many Indians have attempted to summit Russia’s highest peak, Kaur’s undertaking with an infusion of yoga comes across as impressive.

“I had wanted this expedition to be different… The yoga pose at that altitude and weather with protective clothing was an altogether different experience,” Deccan Herald quoted her as saying.

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Kaur has reportedly attempted several mountaineering feats before her latest one. According to a National Cadet Corps (NCC) account that lauded her for her Elbrus summit, Kaur holds a record of “being the fastest to climb the highest peak of Africa.” Her social media profile shows she successfully reached Tungnath in Uttarakhand, the location of one of the highest Shiva temples in the world, last year during heavy snowfall.

The Press Information Bureau (PIB) in Chandigarh has previously recognised Kaur as a “Unique World record holder in mountaineering.” She is now preparing for an ascent to Mount Everest.

Earlier this year in August, on the occasion of India’s Independence Day, a team of mountaineers led by a woman scaled Elbrus where they unfurled the tricolour. In another noteworthy feat, a 52-year-old from Madhya Pradesh, named Jyoti Ratre, became the oldest Indian woman to scale the Russian peak. More amazing mountaineering feats by Indian women.

Four years ago, a cop from Chittoor, GR Radhika, earned praise for becoming the country’s first woman police officer to scale Elbrus.

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