Tata Steel Adventure Foundation, in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, under the FIT India banner, is organising a unique expedition titled FIT@50+ Women’s Trans Himalayan Expedition’ 22 in India. For the first time, women in their 50s and 60s from across the country will participate in this odyssey. This expedition will be flagged off on International Women’s Day on 8 March 2022 and is expected to end by the first week of August 2022. The expedition will be led by Padma Bhushan & Padma Shri Ms Bachendri Pal, the legendary mountaineer and the first Indian woman to scale Mount Everest. 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. The five-month-long expedition involves traversing the Himalaya from East to West, from Arunachal to Ladakh covering over 4,977 kilometers and crossing 37 mountain passes. The team will commence their journey of ultimate human endurance at Arunachal Pradesh and pass through Assam, West Bengal, Sikkim, Nepal, Kumaon, Garhwal, Himachal Pradesh, Spiti, Leh, and Ladakh, before concluding at Tiger Hill in Kargil at an altitude of 16,608 feet. The expedition is also collaborating with the Indian Army for assistance all along the route across the Indian Himalayas. The team’s journey is also being supported by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force. The expedition, earlier scheduled for 2021, had to be deferred due to the pandemic.