Tag: trekking

Thoughts on RavPower 24W solar panel for the backpack traveler

One of the most critical aspects of a trek or a road trip is availability of power in order to charge various critical components like the smart phone, GPS device, power banks as well as a wide variety of batteries for sundry gadgets whose availability is critical ( Read here how to extact more from a

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The review of the Gregory Baltoro 75 Lts Backpack : a game-changer in backpacks

So the other day I was told to undertake a preliminary review of the Gregory Baltoro backpack (75 L) . By now I have had my share of experience with the Symbian 70 from Quechua, Exposure 5000 series from Seek Outside. So, the opportunity to review the Gregory Baltoro backpack was welcome indeed. History. The

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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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LA SPORTIVA NEPAL EVO 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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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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Lets Prepare for Chadar Trek

“A cold wind was blowing from the north, Winter is coming.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones Come winter and the severe drop in temperature freezes the swift flowing waters of the Zanskar that emerges from the Zanskar region and meets the Indus at Nimmu. The cold is so severe that the river waters freeze

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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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