Tag: trekking

My Thoughts on medium altitude sleeping bags from Zanskar Equipment

 For amateur enthusiasts like me , the thought of preparing for a medium size trek into winter regions can be quite mind boggling. What needs to be taken and what need not is one aspect of the entire picture but then there is also the fact as to which brand or model should be the

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“When i wandered on mystical shores in Ladakh” – Memories of Tso & Taal

Few signatures of faith do it with such breezy panache. The prayer flags of Buddhism – a vivid surprise, an impermanent gateway, strung over the deserted toad between rocks or pillars of earth. They are new, not weathered, flirting with the sun like blue, white, red, green and yellow beads. Each is an ode to

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When i headed into the White Spiti ( concluding segment )

 The morning was splendid after a good sleep buried in layers of heavy quilts in a mud room. When i looked at the windows they were all frosted which indicated how much the mercury had fallen in the night . The sun was coming over the nearby peaks as i made my way outside. The

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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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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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My review of the Sunwayman T20 CS Flashlight

Road trips or hikes, one of the critical component of any of these is the hand held flashlight. It is of utmost important that this accessory be capable & competent to fulfill any requirement that it is thrust upon during the activity. Today I would be speaking about the flashlight that I have been using

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WILD LANDS OF KUTCH

1030 in the morning and I am on a lonely sand swept broken road, camouflaged desert bunkers are all around me and I can imagine sharp eyes peering at me through the slits. This is the region of harsh reality far long away from the touristic hordes that visit Kutch advertised by Mr Amitabh Bachhan.

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Lakes of Maharashtra – Pawna & Tungarli

Road trips needn’t be long mega trips to far off destinations , they are meant to be experiences deeplymoving from within and hence disance actually does not play much role in this . Keeping this in context let me go down memory lane to uncover the delightful trip to the Maharashtra Ghats . This is

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Thoughts on Bison River Resort Dandeli

Western Ghats, The Sahyadari; call it as you desire but one of the most iconic and historical mountain range of Indian Subcontinent, diverse in its biological flora and fauna running along the west coast f India, it is a mind boggling feat of nature and for nature lovers it offers a passage back in time

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Syntheri Rocks : Ravines of the era gone by !!!

Yet another weekend approached and I was faced with the dilemma of where to go in a single day yet be back by the night. So back to google maps and just look at the various names that pop up. This is how I stumbled upon yet another gem called Syntheri Rocks. The name sounded

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