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Army women mountaineers perform Yoga at 19,022 ft

Press Trust of India  |  Uttarkashi 

In a fitting message ahead of the International Day, a team of nine women officers of the scaled Bhagirathi-II peakin Uttarakhand and performed at a height of 19,022 ft on way to the summit.

Omender K Pawar, under whose guidance the mountaineering expedition was carried out, claimed it was a record in itself as the team consisting of nine women officers did not just summit the peak on May 29 but also performed yogaat the camp at a height of 19,022 feet.

They set a new world record of performing at the highest altitude, breaking the previous World record of Yoga at 18,800ft in Siachen Glacier area (as per Limca Book of Records) which also stands in the name of the Indian Army, Col Pawar said.

He claimed it was the first-ever team of women doing yoga at such analtitude anywhere in the world.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 21:40 IST