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Air Force's all-women team cycles through Himalayas

Posted on Aug 25 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, Aug 25 : An all-women cycling team of the Indian Air Force Monday reached the Air Force headquarters here after successfully completing an expedition to Leh.

The mission "Kshitij-Se-Pare", led by Wing Commander Bhavna Mehra, started its journey from Pathankot in Jammu July 13, and covered a distance of 1,500 km, reaching Leh in the Ladakh region Aug 13.

The expedition passed through some of the most difficult terrain, at altitudes above 12,000 ft, with temperatures falling below freezing point and faced unpredictable weather conditions.

The 32-day expedition was divided into three segments, with the first two for acclimatisation and the third involving a high altitude cycling climb.

"Kshitij-Se-Pare" expedition brought out the passion for adventure, will, strength and is a tribute to the very essence of the indomitable Air Force spirit," an official statement said.

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