The 'Soul of Steel' challenge was launched in Uttarakhand
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The 'Soul of Steel' challenge was launched in Uttarakhand on January 14, which aims to test endurance at high altitude.
An overview of the news
It has been started on the lines of 'Ironman Triathlon' long distance triathlon challenge in Europe.
The effort is being led by Claw Global, a venture and supported by the Indian Army.
Soul of Steel aims at pooling skill sets and creating a challenge that will develop the human ability to stabilize, survive in high altitude areas.
Apart from life skill training and youth development, it will promote adventure tourism in Uttarakhand globally.
Initially, there will be 12 Indian participants and six international teams and the age profile to apply is 18 to 30 years.
The locations chosen are generally in the area of Nanda Devi National Park, which has many peaks over 7000 feet.
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