Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sky high

Went to the mountains this year. Had a blast. Rode into Nubra. Ticked another corner of the earth off. Was a hundred clicks from Siachen. Into Turtuk, discovered secret air strips. Found the end of a rainbow. Watched little choppers disappear into mountain ridges. Watched Pangong Tso, change from blue to black to blue again. Got stuck in a land slide. Saw earth move. Move like she owned the place. Heard water roar. Like the deafening rumble of a thousand bass drums heaving on your home theatre in a tiny living room. Almost swept away on a dirt bike by a raging stream. Now a river. Pelleted by golf sized hail. Wandered out in the dark to save my motorcycle. Felt fear... Real Fear. Took a motorcycle to safety. Saw a non existent road right before it caught me. Returned to a refuge, drenched, cold and on foot. Sub zero temperatures. Soaking wet in weather proof gear. Felt cold. Real Cold. Camelbak's almost dry. Emergency food already donated. Felt exhaustion. Real exhaustion. Realised that it's 'all in the mind'. And the adventure had only begun.... Here are some of the pics.

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From Return to Sender 2010

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From Leh Floods

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1 comment:

Josh said...

Awesome photos. For sure