Source: The post is based on the article “‘Soul of Steel’ expedition to challenge high altitude endurance for civilians” published in The Hindu on 14th January 2023.
What is the News?
The Defence Minister has kick-started the ‘Soul of Steel’ challenge.
What is the Soul of Steel Challenge?
Launched by: CLAW Global (veterans organization) with the support of Indian Army.
Aim: To promote High-Altitude Endurance And Adventure.With this, it also aims to promote tourism and boost the economy in the mountainous region of Uttarakhand.
– The idea behind Soul of Steel is pooling of skill sets and creating a challenge that will unlock the human ability to survive, stabilize and thrive in high altitude areas.
– The challenge is based on the lines of the ‘Ironman triathlon’ long-distance triathlon challenge in Europe, which tests an individual’s grit and endurance.
Significance: The challenge would enable life skill training, youth development, global promotion of adventure tourism in Uttarakhand apart from displaying the skill set of veterans.
What is CLAW Global?