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My preliminary thoughts on Mountaineering Glasses – The Julbo Sherpa

When we talk about the concept of trekking in deep snow or winter trips to deep snow covered places, there are many preparations that we pay attention to and one aspect of these is the glasses. As soon an enthusiasts and serious individuals started foraying into the world of mountains, the one thing that they

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My preliminary thoughts and assessment on the front panel loading backpack from ” SEEK OUTSIDE “

The thought process of a trek enthusiast who also dabbles in some serious landscape photography centers around one critical aspect while preparing for a trek “what kind and how to carry  photographic gear “. I have been grappling with this thought process over the years and though u have tried few combinations, there have been pros

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My thoughts on the workhorse mid layer from RAB clothing : Caliber Pants

One of the key aspects to being outdoors in alpine conditions  is the clothing and if one goes wrong in this, the tenacity and success of the trek itself in addition to Self-Safety is in jeopardy. Just because it is cold does not mean that one cannot go outside and do what we want to

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Ready reckoner for fuel requirement in Ladakh

Intro.     Road trips into the mountains and particularly into the Himalayan regions are meant to be pleasant fulfilling memorable yet challenging in order to get that satisfaction that comes from accomplishing something worthwhile. However right preparation is essential to ensure that the road trip does not turn in to something of a major disaster with

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My thoughts on the Latok hard-shell jacket; @RAB, uk

Well the deep winter as well as monsoons of 2017 are over with the rains in the mountains too on the wane, the clear skies are out. This is the time to reflect on the performance of certain critical equipment’s which forma important part of outdoor hiking in the mountains where the snow as well

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How to prepare your RIDE for the next trip into the mountains

Intro.     Road trips into the mountains and particularly into the Himalayan regions are meant to be pleasant fulfilling memorable yet challenging in order to get that satisfaction that comes from accomplishing something worthwhile. However right preparation is essential to ensure that the road trip does not turn in to something of a major disaster with

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UTTARAKHAND : AN ODE TO THE HIMALAYA AND SPIRITUALITY

I have made a list of places that I wish to visit, its an amateur list and keeps on changing. After my visit to Ladakh last year I was thinking of a trip to South India   and then maybe later someday in the coming years I would visit Uttarakhand. But as the saying goes

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LOWA TIBET GTX REVIEW

Our feet are incredibly complex. The foot balances support absorbs shock and helps maintain cooling; in return the demands on footwear are equally complex. Hence the design of the footwear has to begin with the foot itself. I have been a late starter in pursuing my passion for trekking in mountainous terrain and my initial

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Sojourn to Garhwal Himalayan Hideaways and the Enchanted Lake : Chopta and Deoriyaa Taal

Uttarakhand, the moment this name figures in conversations the primary thoughts that run through the mind are two: Himalaya and Spiritual Belief.  This state has been the focal point for the above two factors right from the ancient times. It has been the gateway to spiritual belief and becoming one with nature right from the

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From onsite ; Manali-Leh Highway

It’s the year 2017 and come the month of May, in the Northern Sector of the sub-continent a change occurs, the hold of the winter has diminished and the earth turns herself over to stretch a bit as the urge to open up the folds to welcome another 200 odd days of warm sun and

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