Weekly trekking tales #04

Weekly trekking tales #04

India

Read writersblock immensely interesting travelogue on a trek to Miyar Valley. Another climbing expedition to Miyar Valley (Lahaul, Himachal Pradesh, India)

Image courtesy: American Alpine Club Author / Photographer: Carloncho Guerra Publication Year: 2013

Caption: Los Crotos on Masala Peak. Across the Chhudong Glacier lie (A) Neverseen Tower, (B) Lotos Peak, (C) Geruda Peak, (D) Mont Maudit, and (E) Double Peak.

In September and October 2015 Andreas Abegglen, Thomas Senf and Stephan Siegrist made the first ascents of Bhala 5900m, Tupendeo 5700m and Maha Dev Phobrang 5900m and its famous Te tower, three hitherto unclimbed mountains in the Kashmir region of India's Himalaya. Read More

Abroad

Andrew Skurka makes a comprehensive comparison to find the best winter backpacking stove system. His results are eerily similar to what we recommend in our three part stove tutorial.

Remember snow is typically 5-15 percent water by volume. To get one litre of water, then, it’s necessary to melt 6.5-20 litres of snow! So make sure you get the right stove for winter treks.

Improve and become a better trail runner after reading this article by The Clymb

Books

Annapurna by Maurice Herzog

On June 3, 1950, Herzog and Lachenal set out for the top, without supplemental oxygen, clad in thin leather boots. As he felt his feet go numb with frostbite, Lachenal initiated one of the most famous exchanges in climbing:
“If I go back," he asked Herzog, "what will you do?"
"I should go on by myself," Herzog replied.
Continuing on meant the loss of Lachenal's toes; turning back meant the loss of Herzog's life. "Then I'll follow you," the gallant montagnard said. - Bruce Barcott, Outside Magazine

Available as an ebook on Amazon India Kindle store

Gear and Deals

Finally! Decathlon opens its Gurgaon store 

Omaxe Celebration Mall, Subhash Chowk, Sohna Road, Sector 48, Gurgaon, Gurgaon - 122103, Haryana. Phone number: 011-66764034. Business Hours 1000 - 2100 (every day)

ALPHA TRAIL MID WP

31% off! on Hi-Tec’s Alpha Trail Mid WP with Vibram rubber sole at Amazon India. Currently undergoing stress test at inditramp, and the initial impressions look positive. 

HI-TEC SPORTS was founded in 1974 in the appropriately named village of Shoeburyness, in Essex, England.

Hi-Tec is serious about India and the have their own India specific web site. If you want a tried and tested boot, check out our comprehensive review of the Forclaz 500 / Forclaz 100 High.

 

Cover Image courtesy http://www.above14000ft.com/miyar-valley/

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Weekly trekking tales #05

Weekly trekking tales #05

Foraged rose hip tea in the Indian Himalayas

Foraged rose hip tea in the Indian Himalayas