Chinchorkar already has her eyes set on her next adventure: in the summer, she wants to climb several 6,000 to 7,000-meter summits in the Spiti Valley. The Spiti Valley is a cold desert valley situated high in the Himalayas. The young Indian is diligently preparing for this challenge: she regularly climbs to the Sinhagad fortress, which is situated on a hill near Pune, carrying a backpack weighing 15 kilograms. Otherwise, her fitness regime consists of cardio training and strength-building exercises. She is also carefully managing her diet.
Like many other mountaineers, Chinchorkar dreams of one day climbing the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest (8,848 meters) – and doing so with a team consisting only of women. “There have been very few female mountaineers. I am happy to be one of them.”