Vasumathi Srinivasan, Leader, Go Green Girls
Vasumathi is one of the senior most active mountaineers from the state of Karnataka. She is Vice President of Karnataka Mountaineering Association, the oldest mountaineerign association in South India. Vasu is a 2-time Limca Book of Records holder for (a) being part of the first mother daughter team to climb a peak in India together and (b) being part of the first team of women to cross the Thar Desert on camel back.
A highly dynamic lady, she has multiple hobbies apart from being an avid mountaineer and mountaineering instructor and adventurer.. she is a painter, squash player and referee and a great cook… She has been an athlete in her younger days and has represented the state for many years… She has many achievements to list, and two of them are as below:
• Created History by leading the First Army Ladies Mountaineering Exp. to Mt Kulu Pumori (21,500 ft) in 1996
• She lead the first Dogra Ladies Mountaineering Expedition to Mt Ibex (20,400ft) in the Kinnaur Region
She has spent her life believing and proving that women can achieve anything that they put their mind to.. it is a pleasure to watch her play squash or trekking.. she puts the men and younger girls to shame :)
Gangotri is a pioneer woman mountaineer from the state of Gujarat. Later generations of mountaineers have grown up idolising her and taking inspiration from her achievements…She has also trained successive generations of mountaineers by being an Instructor in Mount Abu. This spirit of achievement began from a young age when she was a national champion in swimming… She is the first woman to cover the Gujarat coast on a bike.. has climbed about 14 peaks in the Indian Himalaya and led a couple of expeditions… to top it off, she is an honorary member of the American Alpine Club…
She is also an educationalist and is professionally qualified as a psychologist. She lives in Baroda and does a lot of work with children in schools and colleges...