Army gliders part of European team made paragliding world record
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A European Paragliding Team has made a new world record for paragliding at a height of 8,407 meters. The gliders of Pakistan Army School of Physical Training Kakul were also part of the team, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Tuesday.
Pakistan Armed Forces Spokesperson said, “From May 25, six European paragliders were in Hunza and Skardu including famous paraglider Antoine Jerad.”
All paragliders wanted to make the world record as the previous record was 8,157 meters and now the European team made a new record of paragliding at the height of 8,407 meters above Baltoro Glacier in Skardu.
There are 14 mountains with over 9,000 meters height and five of them are located in Pakistan.
The team lead of the Pakistan Paragliding Team was Captain Ahsan and his teammates were Hawaldar Qasim and Hawaldar Muqeed and all of them successfully completed paragliding on four different mountain peaks from 4,000 to 6,000 meters.
The foreign paragliders thanked the Pakistan government, Pakistan Army for providing facilitation and security.
The ISPR DG said that the new world record also increased the popularity of Pakistan's northern areas.