New Delhi: A team of women officers of the Indian Army plans to set a new world record of practicing Yoga at 21000 ft. The team is undertaking mountaineering expedition to Mt. Bhagirathi-II (6512 metres) consisting of nine women officers. The expedition was flagged off by Director General of Military Training today and the expedition will be conducted from May 14 to June 11, 2018.
The expedition aims at encouraging women in the field of adventure where dauntless courage, will-power and determination is put to test. The Indian Army women officers are exploring their maximum potential in the field of adventure sports. The team is lead by a male officers while its deputy is a woman officer Major Rinchin Dalma Katla. The team has three first timer while Captain Tanya Anand is the youngest member,
Mt. Bhagirathi-II is located in the Garhwal Himalayas in Gangotri National Park. The peak rises right above the Gangotri glacier which sets new challenges for the climbers. The summit is challenging owing to its technical requirements, vertical ascents, inclement and unpredictable weather conditions. It will be a true test of the climbers' technical acumen in mountaineering, mental strength and physical courage.
One of the yongest member of the team Tanya Anand told One India that before this expedition they were given a 20 days training besides having all the training and qualification to scale the height of such peaks.