Weekly trekking tales #17

Weekly trekking tales #17

All about Ladakh

Devil On Wheels™ is doing a comprehensive series on Ladakh. Check it out if you’re headed to Ladakh in 2016.

A collection of images from Ladakh in Winter, January 2016

Kangchenjunga Base camp

A beautiful two-part photo blog by The Thinking Particle on Green lake trek to the base of Mount Kangchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world (8,586 m). Part 1 & Part 2


Dream ride

Enter a dream world where the trails never end. Where the promise of joy and freedom exist around each bend. Take a magical trip through beautiful landscapes and join us on this DreamRide. 


Jimmy Chen on Meru and beyond

As an adven­turer, alpin­ist and skier, Chin, 42, has crossed the Chang Tang Penin­sula of north­west­ern Tibet unsup­ported on foot and skied from the sum­mit of Ever­est. He also claimed the first ascent on the cen­tral pil­lar of Mt. Meru in India, known as “The Shark’s Fin,” which is the sub­ject of his lat­est and critically-acclaimed film “Meru” co-directed with his wife, Eliz­a­beth Chai Vasarhe­lyi.
Jimmy Chin in MERU. Cour­tesy of Music Box Films. Photo by Renan Ozturk.

Jimmy Chin in MERU. Cour­tesy of Music Box Films. Photo by Renan Ozturk.

The Clymb interviews Jimmy Chen. Read more.


Hypothermia myths debunked

We did a comprehensive article on hypothermia this winter. Now, NOLS helps you debunk some common myths about hypothermia. Read more.


Book preview - Finest routes in the Alps.

Ben Tibbetts is an adventure photographer and IFMGA British Mountain Guide based in Chamonix, France. He is working on a book of the finest routes in the Alps, available in 2017

UKClimbing (UKC) does a digital preview feature on Ben Tibbetts - The finest routes in the Alps. Definitely worth a read. Ben Tibbetts photography website can be found here.


Skurka on Suunto

Andrew Skurka reviews Suunto Dual Comfort Belt and finds some issues with quality.


Beauty is all around us

This is my story from the past year of beauty and joy, leading into some of the hardships we all encounter. As in any life these hardships can lead to great success. 


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Online stores for hiking & trekking gear in India - A compendium

Online stores for hiking & trekking gear in India - A compendium

Tip #7 - Trail fit after hibernation (infographic)

Tip #7 - Trail fit after hibernation (infographic)