Weekly trekking tales #07 - Women Special
Thinlas Chorol, founder of the Ladakhi Women's Travel Company, is a native Ladakhi from the village of Takmachik in the Sham region. Ladakh's first professionally trained female trekking guide, she started working as a guide in 2003. In 2014, Chorol cofounded the society "Ladakhi Women's Welfare Network" and became its first President. The society was set up to work for the welfare of women, to support the victims of crimes directed towards women and help educate them on their legal rights. Read more.
Reena Kaushal Dharmshaktu is the first Indian woman to ski to the South Pole. On December 29, 2009, Reena made the historic ski-run as part of an eight-woman Commonwealth team (the Kaspersky Commonwealth Antarctic Expedition) which crossed a 900 kilometer Antarctic ice trek to reach the South Pole, marking 60th anniversary of the founding of the Commonwealth. She leads the administration and designing the outdoor programs at Pandit Nain Singh Mountaineering Training Institute. Read more.
Sucheta Kadethankar. On July 15, 2011 she became the first Indian woman to walk across the Gobi Desert, a distance of 1,000 miles (1,600 km) in Mongolia, Asia's largest desert. She won the "India Adventure Race Enduro 3" award which involved cycling a distance of 180 kilometres (110 mi) and trekking over 80 kilometres (50 mi) including crossing of river. Read more.
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