This is my tribute to these bunch of friendly fellows who always put up a smile on their face no matter. Their humble yet resilient character has been a rock for the success of climbers in the Himalayas for decades.
In search of the highest summits of the world, I stumbled across a little-known state at least outside of the USA, Colorado.
The only word that came to my mouth was “wow”, “wow”, “wow”, “wow”, “wow”…until I was rendered speechless.
Through the narrow mountain trails of Nepal up in the Himalayas to the Everest Base Camp, a solo backpacking trip in deeply religious Georgia, a few days in sizzling hot Abu Dhabi, a short transit tour through the island country of Sri Lanka on my way to the land of Unity in Diversity, India.
Late September last year, I ventured out to the highlands of Ladakh in Jammu & Kashmir. I made a journey from Delhi to Leh and back. The goal of the trip was to traverse some of the high Himalayan Mountains of India in the Ladakh region.
I hit the wall, leaving me behind the running pack. Maybe I didn’t train hard enough, maybe I wasn’t ready.