Ashoka Alum Chamba Tsetan established foundation creates Guinness Record for the highest frozen lake half marathon
The Adventure Sports Foundation of Ladakh promotes environmental responsibility through sports and instill sustainable behavioural changes.
Office of PR & Communications26 April, 2023 | 2m read
Chamba Tsetan, YIF’19 established the Adventure Sports Foundation of Ladakh to promote environmental responsibility through sports and instill sustainable behavioral changes. Chamba is an Ice Hockey player, a changemaker, and an entrepreneur.
On February 20, 2023, the foundation made history by successfully conducting its maiden 21.99-km trail running event in sub-zero temperatures at 14,019 feet high Pangong Tso. The run was symbolic as it was organized to raise awareness about rapidly melting Himalayan glaciers. It was called “the last run” implying this could be the last run on a frozen lake as glaciers are melting rapidly due to global climate change. The event was registered in the Guinness World Record as the world’s highest frozen lake half marathon. The four-hour-long race started from Lukung and ended at Maan village on Monday, with no injuries reported to any of the 75 participants, as confirmed by Leh District Development Commissioner Shrikant Balasaheb Suse to PTI.