How a trekker was rescued from deathly clutches of HAPE

A trekker, Taposh Giri, finds difficulty in walking near Patar Nachauni – a campsite on Roopkund trail. He is exhausted, and walking a few steps drains him out. He asks for a mule to take him further, towards the upper camp. However on reaching the camp at Bhagwabasa he starts feeling disoriented. And does not respond to any questions posed by the trek leader.

How to motivate yourself for a summit climb

“It is not the mountains we conquer, but ourselves.” The words of Edmund Hillary rings true when you confront hunger, thirst, cold and exhaustion in the mountains. Here’s how you motivate yourself for a summit climb!

How does Indiahikes tackle dry waste in mountains

Seeing litter on mountain trails is challenging as most of us imagine we are going to be trekking in pristine surroundings with no trace of human interference – an escape from the polluted cities. But it’s not so. Read about how Indiahikes sensitises its trekkers to enforce a clean-up routine in the mountains.

Why age is not a barrier for trekking in the mountains

If your mind is prepared, everything goes right. Wise words anyone can utter. But when it is delivered by an eighty three year old gentleman who scaled Rupin Pass last year, then the words take on a new meaning. “Age is never the problem, mind is,” says Lele Gopal Vasudev who achieved this remarkable feat without letting his age be an obstacle.

How to cross ice-cold streams – Hampta Pass

The water is icy cold in the stream, the water levels coming up to your mid-calf and knee. There are no make shift bridges or boulders to cross the river and the stones inside the water are slippery. Your feet are going to go numb with cold. But there is no escaping out.

Fighting AMS with a Strong Will and Focus

Imran Bhaidani trained for a whole year before attempting to trek to Stok Kangri in Leh. But he had to face hurdle after hurdle. What could it be, if not fitness? Read this interview with him, where he tells us what it was like to be faced with problems despite his determination and discipline.

Stuck in Kashmir valley, trekker talks of his struggles

The very idea of Kashmir floods sends shivers down our spines. Think, then, what Sridhar and his friends went through, when they experienced it first hand. After an attempt to do the Kashmir Great Lakes trek just hours before the floods of 2014, they had to go through a menacing water-logged ordeal simply to get to the airport. Read about it here.

Stok Kangri: Why it is important to adopt the right mind-set during treks

One of the most important qualities to have while trekking is a positive mind-set. Deepak Das, who went to Stok Kangri in July 2014, elucidates on this, by recollecting his experience during this sought-after trek in Nepal. He was titled the Most Valuable Trekker of his batch.

Why it is difficult to be a Green Getter during treks

Here are few of our Green Getters. They tell you what’s going on in their mind when they’re bustling about the trail, picking up every bit of scrap they see.