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Indian Army has flagged off Women Officers’ Mountaineering Expedition to Mt. Bhagirathi-II to explore maximum potential of women officers in the field of adventure sports. Mt. Bhagirathi-II (6512 metres) is located in the Garhwal Himalayas in Gangotri National Park. The peak rises right above the Gangotri glacier.

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The expedition aims at encouraging women in the field of adventure where dauntless courage, will-power and determination of women officers is put to test. It will test their technical acumen in mountaineering, mental strength and physical courage. The expedition team comprises of nine women officers. They are planning to set new world record of practicing Yoga at 21000 ft (6512 metres) on the occasion of Yoga Day 2018.