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Two city women scooter riders scale the Himalayas

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Sep 28, 2017, 12:52 am IST
Updated : Sep 28, 2017, 12:52 am IST

The riders covered a total distance of over 970 kilometres in a span of 11 days.

Flagged off on September 1, 2017 from Mandi, in Himachal Pradesh, the group concluded the ride on September 11, 2017 after scaling the Khardung La pass as the final summit.
 Flagged off on September 1, 2017 from Mandi, in Himachal Pradesh, the group concluded the ride on September 11, 2017 after scaling the Khardung La pass as the final summit.

Twelve riders successfully completed Himalayan Highs Season 3, which saw  riders riding to the Himalayas astride the TVS Zest 110.

The entourage, in its third edition, saw 10 women and two men riders from across India, ride the TVS Zest 110 through some of the world’s most treacherous roads, peaking over 18,000 feet.

 

The riders covered a total distance of over 970 kilometres in a span of 11 days.

Flagged off on September 1, 2017 from Mandi, in Himachal Pradesh, the group concluded the ride on September 11, 2017 after scaling the Khardung La pass as the final summit.

The 24-year-old Shagufta Khan and 23-year-old Ashwini Pawar from the city were among the 12 riders, selected through multiple rounds of evaluation, which included physical test and psychological resilience.

Commenting on the riders’ achievement, Aniruddha Haldar, vice-president (Marketing) said Himalayan Highs Season 3 witnessed massive response across the country with over 1,00,000 enquiries from women and men enthusiasts.

 

Last year, in the second season of Himalayan Highs, 11 women participants secured a place in the India Book of Records for being the largest group of women to scale Khardung La on a 110cc scooter.

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