International Day of Yoga 2018: Indian Army Women Team Scales Bhagirathi-II Peak in Uttarakhand, Performs Yoga at 19,022 Feet
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Uttarkashi, Jun 11: In a fitting message ahead of the International Yoga Day, a  team of nine women officers of the Indian Army scaled Bhagirathi-II peak in Uttarakhand and performed yoga at a height of 19,022 ft on way to the summit.

Colonel 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 yoga at the camp at a height of 19,022 feet.

They set a new world record of performing Yoga 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 an altitude anywhere in the world.