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68-year-old woman climbs the steep Harihar Fort in Nashik; Twitterati call her 'Awesome Ajji'

This was Asha Ambode's first attempt at trekking, and by climbing the 60 to 80-degree steep path, she has inspired several trekkers and fitness enthusiasts today.

68-year-old woman climbs the steep Harihar Fort in Nashik; Twitterati call her 'Awesome Ajji'
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They say age is just a number and many across the world have proved the same, by accomplishing several presumably impossible tasks, over the many years. A video went viral on social media, on Friday, October 10, where a 68-year-old lady, Asha Ambode, from Maharashtra has climbed the steep Harihar fort located in Nashik.

The video was shared by several people on social media and she was soon called 'Awesome Ajji' thereby becoming an inspiration for many avid trekkers and fitness enthusiasts. Asha climbed the 60 to 80 degrees steep elevated steps of the fort in her first attempt at trekking, and for the unaware, this stretch of the trek has been marked as 'highly difficult' by many trekkers. 

Reports state that several do not choose this path due to the elevation, however, this elderly lady had the will to climb this part, and motivated several others were trekking on that day. 


In an interview with the BBC, Asha stated that she usually stays fit by exercising regularly. However, this was the first time that she chose to trek as both her sons are into it for a long time now. It was out of curiously and sheer Interest that she decided to join them, as her sons encouraged that she could do it. She gave it a try and eventually succeeded in the same.

Here's the video of Asha Ambode which went viral on social media

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