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An Extraordinary Convention by the Ganges

The last time I had visited Rishikesh was in 2004. That time it was again to white water raft the Ganges, having first been there the year before. With catchy names of numerous rapids like the Golf Course, Three Blind … Continue reading

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Lonely Planet Magazine India: Expert Advice ~ YOU ASK US

My article in Lonely Planet Magazine India’s December 2013 issue. To contribute to the magazine is fantastic.

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The gear which got me the summit

Now that the story’s been told of what I went through while reaching the summit of Stok Kangri 6153 mtrs/ 20187 ft, the focus shifts on the core gear which took me to the top. Without them, the summit would … Continue reading

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The Stok Kangri Affair Part 2

We started crossing the glacier in a single file, maintaining steady progress. I knew there would be two crevasses we had to navigate. Small ones both were, so they really weren’t a concern. The mountain looked gigantic now and yet … Continue reading

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The Stok Kangri Affair: Part 1

“Ok. Debolin. It’s time for you to pack your bags, head to Stok Village and the hotel in Leh. I’ll be sending a porter with you. Be safe and await our return. We won’t be longer than tomorrow evening”. “But … Continue reading

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The Annapurna Diaries Part II: Annapurna, the world’s 10th highest mountain

Contd. from The Two Peaks & the end of the fellowship The fellowship ceased to exist as the evening and night meandered on amidst the continuing heavy snowfall around us. The helicopter would arrive on time next morning at 6.45 … Continue reading

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The Annapurna Diaries Part II: The Two Peaks & the end of the Fellowship

Contd. from The Fellowship of Annapurna. The fellowship, now reduced to 6 hastily made its way towards the fish tailed mountain. It was a bright and clear morning. There was just a hint of that gentle breeze cutting across the … Continue reading

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The Annapurna Diaries Part II: The Fellowship of Annapurna

Contd. from Kali Gandaki & Ghorepani The group continued walking together over the next two days. We were the fellowship of the mountain Annapurna. The days and the moments within them were full of general cheer and mirth. Each of … Continue reading

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