My alarm rang at 4:30am. It was our second day at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute for our Advance Mountaineering Course and we were instructed to fall-in at 5:45am for our morning PT. Before everyone woke up, I wrapped up my morning chores. I was very excited for the day and the course to begin.
Hello and greetings! I recently got back from a month long intense Advanced Mountaineering Course (AMC) training from Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling, India and it was one of the most enriching experiences of my life. Through bad weather, sickness, high altitudes, amazing accounts of
Dummy's Guide to the Himalaya : A series of Notes on the Great Mountain Range Part 1
THE GREAT MOUNTAIN COMPLEX OF THE HIMALAYA : The Western/ North Western Flank.
The Himalaya are a part of an extremely complex mountain system which includes the highest peaks on the planet. Created by great Tecton
Greetings to all! In my previous blog I explained in detail about my physical training regime in preparation for Mount Everest expedition 2019. But apart from physical training, mental training is equally important because there will surely come a time high up in the mountains when my body will giv
Greetings to everyone! As some of you might know, I am training for Mount Everest expedition and I hope to attempt it in 2019. Attempting something like Everest requires immense physical as well as mental strength and I am spending every second of my life right now training for it. In this blog, I
Greetings to everyone! In May 2016, I had the privilege to backpack through some of the remotest regions of Himachal Pradesh like the Sangla valley, the high attitude deserts of Lahaul and Spiti Valley and Manali. I was going through some of the pictures and videos from that trip recently and nosta
Greetings to everyone! Today I am sharing a story from my life which is very close to my heart and is no less than a fairytale for me! I had always heard about a concept we all refer to as ‘soulmate’ and I always assumed a soulmate is someone you will eventually find, fall in love with, marry and l
Namaste Steemians! I stepped into the world of mountaineering and trekking 8 years ago. It was in 2010, after my 10th grade exams during my vacations, I was doing nothing productive. One fine evening, my dad was watching the news and he called me in to see something. It was about a 16 year old boy
Greetings Steemians! This blog talks about the most important and life changing event that has ever happened to me, which was during the summit push of Stok Kangri Peak (20,080 feet)
I was waiting at the Base Camp at 16,200 feet for 3 days now and it was snowing continuously. The weather didn’t se
Greetings Steemians! In my previous blog in this series, I mentioned about my daily schedule of high altitude training regime that I had been doing in Ladakh in order to prepare for a solo attempt on Stok Kangri Peak (20,080 feet). The time had come for me to leave, finally! There were a lot of thi
Greetings Steemians! It had almost been 2 weeks since I came to the high altitude desert of Ladakh and I had this wild dream in my mind from the first day I arrived - to climb the peak Stok Kangri (20,080 feet) solo! Stok Kangri is visible from Leh and every time I look at the mountain, I feel like
Greetings Steemians! In this part of my backpack trip’s blog, I will take you guys through my road trip into the beautiful Nubra Valley in Ladakh. The highlight of this trip on a personal level was driving through Khardung La Pass (18,300 feet), the highest road in the world!
Nubra Valley is a tri-