Weekly trekking tales #01

Weekly trekking tales #01

India

Follow Neelima aka The Wandering Soul's Wander Tales on an epic 7 day trek across an ancient trade route that links Spiti with Ladakh

Did you ever wonder why they don’t celebrate Dusshera in Baijnath? Wonder no more after reading this short piece by Swati Jain aka Buoyant Feet

Some things change while other remain the same. Follow Mridula Dwivedi as she revisits Dhankar monastry in Spiti, Himachal Pradesh after 8 years

Abroad

October in Newfoundland a beautiful photo-blog by Adam Criswell


To everyone who derives inspiration from the mountains, it is our responsibility to give back and speak up for these wild lands and all those who inhabit them. Join us, the Ktunaxa Nation, Wildsight and the thousands of locals who have been fighting for the last 25 years to stop development and permanently #KeepJumboWild.


Contests

Win a Himalayan trek with GIO Adventures!

Vote for your favourite blog post at Decathlon’s blogging contest and help your favourite blog post win a Btwin Rockrider Bike 

Books

“Nanda Devi imposes on her votaries an admission test as yet beyond their skill and endurance’, adding that gaining entry to the Nanda Devi Sanctuary alone was more difficult than reaching the North Pole.” ~ Hugh Ruttledge

Read about Tilman’s epic 1936 expedition in Tarun Goel’s book review of The ascent of Nanda Devi by H.W. Tilman. Buy the Kindle Edition from Amazon India or buy the e-book from Flipkart

Gear

Decathlon’s Forclaz 50 fleece inditramp’s tried and tested, lightweight, tough and 200g/sqm fleece softshell. 

For other in-depth gear reviews visit our Gear Review Section


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Decathlon's Quechua Forclaz 500 / Forclaz 100 High - Long term user review - Jack of all trades

Decathlon's Quechua Forclaz 500 / Forclaz 100 High - Long term user review - Jack of all trades

Tip #2 - Simple steps to trekking stove safety (infographic)

Tip #2 - Simple steps to trekking stove safety (infographic)