Hours before the crack of dawn today, six women below 50 have arrived at the Pamba base camp in a bid to enter the Sabarimala shrine in Kerala. The women, who began their journey by road from Madurai, were escorted by police teams. They arrived at Pamba, 4 km from the shrine to Lord Ayyappa nestled in the Western Ghats, around 3:30 am. Five other women who accompanied them said they did so to show solidarity. A total of 30 women including the six who have reached the base camp are expected the attempt the trek today.