Indian Army women officers on expedition to Mt Bhagirathi-II

A team of women officers of the Indian Army undertaking mountaineering expedition to Mt Bhagirathi-II in Uttarakhand was flagged off today by Director General of Military Training here, an official statement said.

Under the expedition from May 14 to June 11, the team consisting of nine women officers plans to set a new world record of practising Yoga at 21000 ft, the statement said.

"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 statement said.

Mt Bhagirathi-II (6,512 metres) is located in the Garhwal Himalayas in Gangotri National Park in Uttarakhand.

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.

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