The dream of becoming a
mountaineer glittered in the eyes of this simple and ambitious girl hailing
from the ghats of Sahyadris. It had
always been her wish to scale peaks in the Himalayas; her soul fuelled by the
stories of the great mountaineers she had heard.
Years pass and she finally finds a
way when her seat gets confirmed for the Basic Mountaineering Course at the
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. The next twenty-eight days will change it
all. Now she can create her own story as the gates of new adventures are about
This athlete woke up to train at
the break of the dawn each day for years and put in a lot of effort to stay
fit. However, it is different with the mountains; they are tough and harsh.
They accept and love you back after they test you. Tough times, cries and
seldom laughs shape her days and she gives her best. But is that enough? Will
she complete the training with flying colors or will she head back home? Will
the mountains be a little kind towards her?
Let us see our lass venture into
the professional mountaineering world. The world changes; so will she…
When Trupti Bhosale is not
being an athlete and fitness enthusiast, she works as a software engineer for
an IT giant in Pune. She has played basketball at district, state and corporate
levels before switching to running, cycling and swimming. She has successfully
completed the Manali-Leh-Khardugla cycling expedition. Currently, she is into
ultra-running and holds the record of being the first Indian woman to finish the
101-km race in Run the Rann, Dholavira, Gujrat. She is an avid solo traveller
and writes travelogues on her website. She has scaled Scafell Pike (highest
peak of England), Ben Nevis (highest peak of UK), led trekking groups in the Sahyadris
and hiked extensively in the Himalayas.