Trekkers show up in large numbers for workshop by Indiahikes and Decathlon

Trekkers show up in large numbers for workshop by Indiahikes and Decathlon

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By Swathi Chatrapathy


On November 18, 2023, Indiahikes, in collaboration with Decathlon, hosted a workshop for the trekkers in Bangalore. While we regularly conduct online meetings with our trekkers to prepare them, this was the first face-to-face meeting we were hosting. 

"While around 200 trekkers expressed interest in the workshop, we were wondering how many of them would actually turn up. We were surprised that a whopping 124 members not only came but actively participated in the workshop," expresses Nandana, head of experience coordination at Indiahikes.  

During the workshop, our expert facilitator, Ravi Ranjan, ran trekkers through important information on "how to prepare for a winter trek," covering key aspects of layering, fitness, packing, and traveling, including rare tips that only someone with 5 years of trek leadership expertise can share. 

Trekkers found the event to be extremely helpful. "I feel more confident about my preparation for the trek!” said a trekker.

At Indiahikes, we love meeting our trekkers, but we rarely get a chance to do so before their treks. Community meet-ups have always been a pipe dream. But it looks to us like trekkers love such workshops. We hope to conduct more such workshops, not only in Bangalore but across the country. Stay tuned to our website to learn more about such workshops.

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Swathi Chatrapathy

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About the author

Swathi Chatrapathy heads the digital content team at Indiahikes. She is also the face behind India's popular trekking video channel, Trek With Swathi. Unknown to many, Swathi also writes a weekly column at Indiahikes which has more than 100,000 followers.

A TEDx speaker and a frequent guest at other events, Swathi is a much sought after resource for her expertise in digital content.

Before joining Indiahikes, Swathi worked as a reporter and sub-editor at a daily newspaper. She holds a Masters's in Digital Journalism and continues to contribute to publications. Trekking, to her, is a sport that liberates the mind more than anything else. Through trekking, Swathi hopes to bring about a profound impact on a person's mind, body and spirit.