Pangong Tso lake marathon registered as world's highest Frozen Lake Marathon in the Guinness Book

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The Frozen Lake Marathon at Pangong Tso Lake in the Union Territory of Ladakh has been officially included in the Guinness Book of World Records as the Highest Frozen Lake Marathon for the first time.

An overview of the news

  • It was organised on 20 February at the world-famous Pangong Lake, situated at an altitude of 4,350 metres above sea level.

  • The Frozen Lake Marathon is being organised for the first time in the country and is considered to be one of the toughest because of the high altitude and cold.

  • The theme of this marathon is 'The Last Run' and it is organised with the aim of creating awareness about climate change in Ladakh and promoting border tourism.

  • It was organised under the Vibrant Village Program to accelerate the pace of development in border villages.

  • The 21 km long marathon that started at Luking village was organised by the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Councilin association with the Adventure Sports Foundation of Ladakh.

Pangong Tso lake

  • It is a long narrow, deep landlocked lake situated at an altitude of over 14,000 feet in the Himalayas.

  • The western end is located 54 km to the south-east of Leh.

  • This salt water lake freezes in winter.

  • It is about 135 km long, of which more than two-thirds is under Chinese control.

  • The Line of Actual Control passes through the middle of this lake.

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