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Mountaineer Bachendri Pal to lead women expedition crossing Arunachal Pradesh to Ladakh

Bachendri Pal,– the first Indian woman to scale Mount Everest is all set to lead a 10-member women’s team on a 5-month long expedition from Arunachal Pradesh to Ladakh along the Himalayan ranges.

The expedition ‘FIT@50+ Women’s Trans Himalayan Expedition’ is slated to commence on March 8, 2022 from Arunachal Pradesh.

With the aim to spread the message that life does not end at 50, Tata Steel Adventure Foundation is organising the expedition which will comprise 3 women Everest summiteers, retired professionals & homemakers.

“The expedition will inspire and motivate women of all age groups to include fitness activities in their daily lives to stay healthy,” the legendary Indian mountaineer told PTI.

“Life does not end at 50, we must enjoy it by keeping ourselves fit,” she said.

The expedition will cover around 4,625 kilometres across about 37 mountain passes, incorporating of – 17,320 feet Lamkhaga Pass, and will culminate in Drass area of Ladakh by the first or second week of August.

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