It’s hard to define Trupti Bhosale as an athlete, given the number of sports that she’s taken on over the years. She first picked up a basketball while in school and continued playing it even after finding employment in the Information Technology industry. The switch to individual sports was a consequence of irregular practice sessions due to work commitments. Ever since that day, the basketball gear has been packed away to explore other avenues. It started out with running city marathons, but she soon realized that trail running was an extension of her trekking tours in the Sahyadris mountains. By then, she had also added cycling and swimming to the cross-training routine. There was never a moment missed when it came to spending time amid nature, and after a conversation with a few mountaineer friends, she decided to pursue her Basic and Advance Mountaineering Courses at the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling. During a six-month sabbatical in 2018, she visited the United States of America and spent time running in Bryce Canyon National Park and Denali National Park, besides pulling off a solo and self-supported 400km hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. Over the years, she’s climbed peaks like Deo Tibba, Norbu and Jagatsukh in Himachal Pradesh, besides attempts on other mountains such as Bandarpoonch in Uttarakhand and Lobuche in Nepal. For her, nature is the perfect release from her professional commitments as a software engineer.