It has been a month since I’m back from the Himalayan Trek, and it already feels like for ever. Every time I look at these pictures, both Roopa and I take a deep breath thinking about the place and hoping to feel the same air.
After 6 days of strenuous trekking, we reached the top and it was worth every bit of it. Reaching the top did give me a very different high. Here are some of the pictures on the way to the place.
Continue reading Pindari Glacier – On the top
Total distance trekked: ~100KM
Number of trekking days: 7 + 2 days travel
Temperature difference: 45 Deg C (in Delhi) to 0 Deg C near Pindari Glacier
Max Altitude: 3350mts (10990 Ft)
Spotted Wildlife: Bear, Sparrows, Cuckoo bird, Mountain deer, Chameleons etc.
We (group of 7) head out on a new adventure to the Himalayas (Pindari Glacier) Trek. Our journey began by flying from Bangalore to Delhi.
>> Posing at the Bangalore airport! Rakesh, Roopa & I.
>>Roopa clicked a nice shot of the Bangalore sparrow found mostly at the airport!
Excited bunch after reaching Delhi, we took the best mode of transport – The Metro!
Found the metro to be very clean and tidy.
45 Deg C of Delhi was not easy to handle. We finally reached one of the busiest railway station of Delhi
>> People standing in endless Queue to buy tickets
We reached a place called “Kathgodam” by evening where we relaxed.
All Pics of Day 1 journey – Click here!
Date: 9th February 2008
Place: Bavarian Forest, Germany
After skiing in Michigan a couple of times, I tried skiing in the Great Arber. It was a wonderful experience. I was able to do the basic paths, but was too scared looking at the intermediate paths.
After a couple of rounds I started hiking in the snow. I was missing a spike shoes… I think it is a must on this snow. I had a tough time standing
Listening to one of my favorite song – “Creed’s – One last breath“
Even though it is cold and dry, yet so beautiful:
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Statistics of the trip:
Date: 30th November 2006 to 3rd December 2006
Team: Balaji Venkataseshan, Prashanth Raghavendra and Vikram Chadaga 🙂
Places Visited in Norway: Oslo, Kongsberg, Myrdal, Flam
Number of Nights slept: 2 out of 5 (best use of vacation time ;))
Craziest things done:
- Slept in the train station
- Watched Seinfeld on my laptop in the train station
- Partied till 3AM and watched Seinfeld in the train station till 8AM
- Climbed snow covered mountain with sports shoe at -5deg C with a heavy bag!
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Prashanth and I write about the whole journey, Balaji adds his unique comments, so read on!
29th November 2006, 11:17 PM
Stuttgart (23:05) to Mannheim (23:43) – Train
Mannheim (23:48) to Mainz (00:31) – Train
Mainz (03:45) to Frankfurt hahn (04:55) – Bus
Frankfurt hahn (06:30) to Oslo Torp Sandefjord (8:30) – Air
Oh Boy! That was my first expression looking at the itinerary. Whole night no sleep 😀
Right now traveling in the ICE train at the speed of 250Kmph I can feel my ears pop every 5 min.
30th November 2006, 5:22 AM
We have reached the Frankfurt Hahn airport. We just had the security check-in and they threw out my deodorant, shampoo and my toothpaste and Prashanth’s deodorant. But Balaji knew all about it and was prepared to stink right from the beginning!!! Damn i miss my ab machine wich by the way its the best home ab machine.
Before this we had a wait of 3 hours in the Mainz Train station.
Prashanth and I watched Seinfeld Season 2 and didn’t realize how time flew. Big Balaji tried to fit himself in a small chair and tried to sleep!
Continue reading Trip to Norway
July 1st and 2nd 2006:
Trekking in monsoon is a complete difference experience. We started on friday night from Bangalore to Chikmagalur. Started our trek at 8:30AM, we were on top of Mullayanagiri by 12:00PM finished lunch and headed towards Bababudangiri. Had great experience of traveling on top of a bus ;).
Sunday morning was one of the best trekking experience. At bababudangiri we decide to go to the water falls… with wind speed of approx 80-100kms/hr, visibility of 3mts… it was a mind blowing experience.
Group: The Trekware: Me, Amit, Belmeera, Swaroop, Manohar, Vandy, Akshata, Ajay & Manjunath.
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