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Hemant Soreng

Machu Picchu


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Peru: Empire of the Sun

By on June 29, 2014

Circa 2012 BCE: Somewhere in the present day Southwest Peru near the Pacific Ocean.
“Look grandpa, there’s a bright star up in the sky coming down.” The child shouts and…

Dhaulagiri Range as seen from Poon Hill


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Climbing Travel Trekking

Annapurna Circuit: The Holy Grail of Trekking

By on May 7, 2014

Prologue

 

AMS – Acute Mountain Sickness

HACE   – High Altitude Cerebral Edema

HAPE   – High Altitude Pulmonary Edema

The briefing was in progress. The dal bhat (lentil soup with rice) routine (for every…

Mt. Shitidhar


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Mt. Shitidhar Climbing Expedition: Zen and the Art of High-Altitude Mountaineering

By on October 11, 2012

Phaedrus, why do you climb mountains? 

I am tempted to reply with Bear Grylls’ (of Man vs. Wild TV series fame) response to a similar question – “if you ask…

View from the resort


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Magnificent Maldives

By on August 13, 2012

August 2007. It is surreal and it is unbelievably astounding to find these coral islands of such beauty in the middle of nowhere in the Indian Ocean. Plundered by…

Rafter's retreat


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Whitewater River Rafting in Sri Lanka

By on May 21, 2012

Kithulgala, October 2009. Sri Lanka, the pristinely beautiful island off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent, earlier known as Ceylon and Serendip (much earlier), and just Lanka (much…