Weekly trekking tales #08

Weekly trekking tales #08

Himalayan Dog Photo, mystery unveiled.


Extreme Babus

To foster the spirit of risk-taking and team work, the Modi government has asked the 50 lakh central government employees to participate in adventure sports. The measure was also aimed at tackling "the alarming situation of stress and impact of sedentary life" on them. "It would create and foster spirit of risk taking, cooperative team work, capacity of readiness and vital response to challenging situations and endurance," an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said. Read More.


Book Preview: Extreme Eiger by Peter and Leni Gillman

Extreme Eiger: To be published in February by Peter and Leni Gillman

Extreme Eiger: To be published in February by Peter and Leni Gillman

Should they give up? Or go on? That was the question confronting the two teams attempting the Eiger North Face Direct in March 1966 after the leader of the American/British team, John Harlin, died in a fall. The teams had spent four weeks on the attempt, climbing between storms at some of the highest technical levels achieved in the Alps. Read More.


Created by VARIABLE, a New York based production company, this video has been shot using Phantom Flex – a high speed digital camera which allows for shooting at more than 1,000 fps.


Some articles are better left unread

Enakshi Sharma provides an outstanding example of "How to not convey a single original thought in a 600 word article". Read A starter's guide to Indian Himalayas.


New adventure tourism centre in Almora (Kumaon)

To promote adventure tourism activities in the region, the Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN) opened its booking centre for adventure tourism in Almora on Friday. This is the first such centre to come up in Kumaon and will be dedicated entirely to adventure tourism activities in the region. The centre will exclusively take bookings for paragliding, river rafting, rock climbing and trekking. Read more.


Likir is a village in the central part of Ladakh, a mountain region of North-West India. Unique and rich culture of Ladakh as well as scenic landscape and hospitable inhabitants have been attracting significant number of tourists in summers for a number of recent years. Winter is the season when few outsiders visit Ladakh. And this is the season when the views are stunning and surroundings exceptionally tranquil. In winter even the easiest hikes or treks become quite challenging & wild.


37% off on Salomon X Ultra Prime Hiking Shoes (Sizes available 8 and 9) on Flipkart India. This model has a large mesh upper and excellent breathability.


33% off on Bear Grylls Survival Bracelet at Amazon India. Unravel it and you have 12 feet of high-strength nylon paracord at your disposal for fashioning a splint, binding a shelter or repairing broken gear. Add the built-in whistle and you have a simple yet multi-purpose tool at your disposal - all at less than 1 ounce in weight.


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Tip #3 - Surviving a lightning storm in the Indian Himalayas

Tip #3 - Surviving a lightning storm in the Indian Himalayas

Stories of failures, mistakes and lessons learnt while trekking in the Indian Himalayas

Stories of failures, mistakes and lessons learnt while trekking in the Indian Himalayas