Ameen Shaikh fights doubt, uncertainty, and fear, as he prepares and acclimatises for his first long distance, high altitude trek at the ripe age of 34. These are notes from his preparation for The Mountain Walker Bhabha-Pin Valley Trek in September 2016.
I’ve had no reference of time since morning. Even though I made a few calls earlier in the day and saw the watch, the actual time didn’t register at any of the […]
The first time I had heard about Kaza was in 1999, when Abhishek had gone there to officiate for the Raid De Himalaya. He and I had officiated a post together in […]
Apart from the other concerns during our drive to Kugti, Abhishek and I were wary about a bus coming in our direction; for it would be a nightmare to find space to […]
On the way to Kugti, Abhishek and I were totally occupied with surviving the tricky drive on this newly constructed road. Turning around at the small open area where the road ended […]