Collab for Women’s Trans Himalayan Expedition 2022

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NEW DELHI: Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF), in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, under the FIT India banner, flagged off a unique expedition titled [email protected]+ Women’s Trans Himalayan Expedition ’22 in New Delhi Tuesday.

For the first time, women aged 50 years and above from across the country will participate in this odyssey.

The event celebrates India’s 75th Independence Day and is dedicated to the Central Government’s “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” initiative, it said in a press statement.

The expedition will commence on March 12, 2022 and is expected to end by the first week of August 2022. The expedition is being led by Padma Bhushan Bachendri Pal, the legendary mountaineer and the first Indian woman to scale Mount Everest.

The expedition was flagged off by Sujata Chaturvedi, Secretary, Department of Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India; Chanakya Chaudhary, Chairman, TSAF & VP (Corporate Services), Tata Steel; and Bachendri Pal, Expedition Leader & Mentor TSAF.

The 14-member team, including the support crew, comprises retired professionals, mothers, grandmothers, and homemakers from across India. The team also includes three women Everest summiteers.