Diamox is Not a Substitute for Acclimatization

high-altitude-acclimatization

I am no expert on high altitude and high altitude sickness. It is commonly known as AMS or acute mountain sickness. But I am someone who loves going to the mountains. For me views are more important than gaining height. But as it is easy to gain height on treks these days, I have been … Read more

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Majestic Himalayan Sky

There is everything about the Himalayas that attracts me towards them! I am lucky that I have been to Nepal, Bhutan and of course explored the Indian Himalayas as well. Trekking is my favorite way to see the grand mountain range. But I am always happy to be there! And the Himalayan sky paint a … Read more

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Beautiful Fagu Himachal Pradesh, India

I am a big mountain fan and I am blessed that I live in India, the home to the Himalayas. And if I want more there is always Nepal and Bhutan next door. However our ‘main’ hill stations like Shimla, Manali, Nainital etc are extremely crowded, particularly over holidays and weekends. They are over constructed … Read more

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Mountains, My Love

This is the first post from the new domain, about my first love, mountains. First off two big thank yous are due, first to Max Hartshorne, editor of Gonomad, who gave me my first break. You and Gonomad will always remain special. Second one is due to my brother-in-law Amrit Hallan who managed my domain shift … Read more

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Another Daughter Mother Trip

Chhavi and I are heading out again, this time to the hills. So another daughter mother trip is about to start, It is a last minute trip. Actually my institute declared one full week of holidays after Diwali and it was such a opportunity to go traveling again! We are heading to Uttarakhand. After June … Read more

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Blue Skies from Jagatsukh, Himachal Pradesh

I am missing my mountains. The last time I ventured that way was in June (Nepal) but I got too much rain and clouds. So, when I was rummaging through my old pictures of the blue skies from Jagatsukh appealed to my senses instantly. Jagatsukh is just 6 km away from Manali but it is … Read more

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Dark Shadows Falling- A Hard Look on the Mountaineering and Trekking Communities by Joe Simpson

The opening chapter of the book is called ‘Dead Man Moving’. And if someone knows about death in the mountains it is Joe Simpson. He was left for dead in Peru and yet he came back to tell the tale. However that is the story Touching The Void deals with. In Dark Shadows Falling Simpson moves his … Read more

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Morning at Timang, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Nepal

Timang is a small village on the Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal. I reached there while walking back after a lot of bad weather at Letdar. The sky was almost always overcast throughout this trek. Morning at Timang, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Nepal The night I was at Timang was exceptionally clear and the entire range … Read more

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Visit Manali

Manali is a popular hill station located in central Himachal Pradesh. It is 32 km from Kullu and 280 km from Shimla. Manali is much loved by all sorts of visitors as there are activities for all tastes. There are many dynamically opposite things to offer like adventure sports and temple tours. Manali truly has … Read more

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Skywatch Friday- Kala Pathar Magic

I think for quite sometime on this blog you are going to see the skies from Nepal Himalayas! And what mighty peaks Nepal has! We trekked up to Kala Pathar after Everest Base Camp. Kala Pathar is a point from where you can see Everest but today I am posting Ama Dablam, the highest peak … Read more

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