The Fit@ 50 + Trans Himalayan expedition led by Padma Bhushan awardee Bachendri Pal reached Leh on July 19.
The five-month-long expedition consisting of 12 ladies, all above 50 years of age, was flagged off from Pang-Sau Pass in Arunachal Pradesh and involved traversing the Himalayan Ranges from East to West- from Arunachal Pradesh to Ladakh, covering a distance of 4,977 km and crossing 37 mountain passes. On July 20 the team was flagged off from Fire and Fury Corps, Leh, and will culminate at Drass on 24 July 22.
The event is part of Kargil Vijay Diwas commemorating the supreme sacrifice of soldiers. The expedition also highlights the need to remain fit and demonstrates that age and gender are no barriers to a fit and healthy lifestyle.
Bachendri Pal along with the expedition team will be felicitated during the event scheduled to be conducted on 25 July.