December 2015 Blog Contest Winner

It’s not everyday that someone who hates anything colder than Mumbai’s winter decides to go on a winter trek in the Himalayas. But Ananya Mody went on the trek and what she experienced taught her many life-lessons. Ananya presents her trek to Kedarkantha in a beautiful perspective in her blog, Getting High – 2016 at 12,500 ft.

Here’s an excerpt:

I refuse to have a mundane existence. I believe in tasting the air that I breathe as it knocks the wind out of my lungs. I choose not to succumb to routine which I have seen far more closely than I would have liked to. Change is the master I respect, whose path I follow. And when I notice a pattern forming, a cycle taking shape, I realise that it is time I take a lesson from my master again.

You can read the whole blog post here.

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On the way to the Kedarkantha summit. PC: Ananya Mody

Congrats Ananya! Hope you get to brave many more fears in future! (Also, hope you can perfect your snow angel the next time!)

 

 

Swathi Chatrapathy

Swathi Chatrapathy

Swathi 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. Swathi is known for her expertise in digital content, which has made her a much sought after resource in many events. Before joining Indiahikes, she worked as a reporter and sub-editor at a daily newspaper. She holds a Masters 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 impact a person's mind, body and spirit. Read Swathi's other articles. Watch Swathi's video series here.

One thought on “December 2015 Blog Contest Winner

  1. Hi there!

    Feels great to receive this appreciation. The trek was a wonderful experience and I’m looking forward to many more memorable treks with Indiahikes.

    Thanks,
    Ananya

    PS. Will work on that snow angel next time!

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