Weekly trekking tales #13
Chadar Trek 2016
Recently, there has been much ado in social media about problems with Zanskar gorge winter trail a.k.a Chadar trek. Some popular news websites refer to it as the “world’s wildest trek” and yet we cannot figure out a reason for such a melodramatic title. Here’s an insightful article on 2016 Chadar trek by Wander The Himalayas.
Impact of poor snowfall on Manali-Leh highway
Devil on Wheels reports that BRO is working on clearing the Manali-Leh highway in January. If completed, this will be a first since this work usually ends by mid-April. Yet, some people believe that global warming is a hoax!
Climbing helps you work better
This research has wide-ranging implications for everyone from kids to adults. By taking a break to do activities that are unpredictable and require us to consciously adapt our movements, we can boost our working memory to perform better in the classroom and the boardroom.
GoPro discontinues 3 models
GoPro will stop selling its HERO+ LCD, HERO+ and HERO entry-level cameras in April, making the $200 HERO4 Session its least expensive model. In a conference call this week, GoPro’s founder and CEO Nick Woodman said the company’s recent misfortunes aren’t due to increased competition. ‘Growth slowed in the second half of the year,’ said Woodman, ‘and we recognize the need to develop software solutions that make it easier for our customers to offload, access and edit their GoPro content.’ Read more on dpreview.
ISPO 2016 - Munich - Outdoor Gear Fest
ISPO MUNICH: the leading international platform for the sports business elite. Every year, more than 2,600 international exhibitors present their latest products from the segments of Outdoor, Ski, Action, Performance Sports, Textrends, Health & Fitness and Sourcing at ISPO Munich to over 80,000 visitors from 110 countries.
An outdoor kissing compendium
REI compiles a field guide to smooching outdoors. Read More.
10 Questions With Sierra Quitiquit, World Freeskier & Model
Sierra Quitiquit is a pro skier who also happens to be a model. She even made it into “America’s Next Top Model,” although she left the show early on because the lifestyle didn’t appeal to her. Since then, she has landed contracts with some of the biggest apparel brands out there, including American Eagle and Nike. Read more on TheClymb.
The soul of Manas
Read more about traversing Kyrgyzstan’s Talas Range by Mountain Bike in Sidetracked Magazine.