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Tungnath: Vertical Limit

ANURAG MALLICK and PRIYA GANAPATHY trek to the highest Shiva temple in the country and encounter mystics, legends and amazing Himalayan views

Baba Kidik Bam proudly showed us a faded copy of High Times; his yogic pose captured decades ago by a foreign correspondent. 1,355 more words

Life Blood Of The Hills. The Coolies Of Mussoorie

Ever since we moved to the meandering, steep slopes of Mussoorie, I’ve been wondering how anyone, let alone the British of yore, could survive the hills without  the intrepid Nepali coolies. 518 more words


Local Climbers Reflect on Mount Everest Avalanche

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Thirteen people are now confirmed dead and three are still missing after an avalanche hit the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest.

The avalanche barreled down a narrow climbing pass where Sherpa guides were making their way up. 350 more words


Mountain Mama

I wrote this little meditation on mountains a few days ago, and then a terrible avalanche made yesterday the deadliest day ever on Mount Everest … 397 more words


Photos: Saskatchewan man helps bring hockey to the Himalayas

Saskatchewan and the Himalayas are thousands of miles apart but both regions have one thing in common: their love for hockey.

This was a surprising discovery Saskatchewan man Andrew Wahba came upon after hearing stories from a friend who coached hockey in Northern India. 262 more words


Wordpress Weekly Photo Challenge - On Top

This is a photo challenge, I know, but I have to tell the story of these photos and why they represent ‘On Top’ to me. 577 more words


"The stoned westies of Lama Hotel"

India Travel Diary 18  -Lama Hotel and back to Trisuli Bazaar

 Friday March 29th 1991

 Next day we walked to Lama Hotel, it is a base camp for Langtang.  1,446 more words