Archive for September, 2010

September 16, 2010 1

Cut nails

By in General, Notes to Team

‘Cut nails and don’t be a weakling’ – unforgettable email-signature of a mad mad designer I knew 10years ago! Won’t be back for a fortnight – best cut nails tonight.

September 15, 2010 0

What To Do In An Emergency Whilst Walking

By in Notes to Team, Pre-trek Notes

What To Do In An Emergency Whilst Walking Walking and trekking are enjoyable past-times with proven benefits for your health. There is, however, a small risk of accident and injury associated with walking even on relatively easy ground. An inadvertant trip can lead to a stumble, which could entrain a broken bone or head injury. [...]

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September 14, 2010 0

When the walking GETS TOUGH – Mind

By in Notes to Team, Pre Trek

When the walking GETS TOUGH-  Mind It happens to all of us, no matter how fit we like to think we are. Your muscles feel tired, you’re fed up and wondering what the hell you’re doing here, or regretting ever having agreed to your friend’s idea to the trek! Well, here are a few pointers [...]

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September 14, 2010 0

How to use your new treking shoes

By in links

The videos and knowledge pages found here provide advice on choosing, using and maintaining selected outdoor clothing and equipment.

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September 13, 2010 0

Raining crazy in Bangalore

By in General

I hope it doesn’t where we are headed.

September 10, 2010 0


By in links

Here are videos on Ganga, Uttarkashi, Gangotri, Bhojwasa, Gangotri to Gaumukh, Gaumukh Glacier, Gaumukh to Tapovan, Tapovan Valley.  Fascinating – Take a look (Use the 2nd button on the left-bottom to navigate)

September 9, 2010 1

The Ganga stotram

By in Notes to Team

Devi Sureshwari Bhagavati Gange Tribhuvana Taarini Tarala Tarange Shankara Mouli Vihaarini Vimale Mama Matiraastaam Tava Pada Kamale Oh Goddess Ganga ! You are the divine river from heaven You are the saviour of all the three worlds You are pure and restless You adorn Lord Shiva’s head Oh Mother ! May my mind always rest [...]

September 9, 2010 0

Some Gangotri Travelogues

By in links

A Gaumukh travelogue in two parts by Mr. Singhal with many pictures. At Gaumukh itself it looks to be very cold, while on the way or at the beginning a bit warmer. part-i-exhilarating-trip-to-gangotri-and-gaumukh/ exhilarating-trip-to-gangotri-and-gaumukh-part-ii/ Yet another multipage travelogue -Gangotri 7, 8, 9, 10 is of interest to us. This chappie tuned back mid way though. [...]

September 8, 2010 0

Trek Itinerary

By in Notes to Team

Finally its happening (subject to Force Majuro / acts of nature)… with the mother nature in a foul mood, going ahead with this trek praying that she will take care of us and lead us to the paradise by holding us close in her hands Depart on 17th evening by Jet light flight at 2055 [...]

September 8, 2010 0

The Trek

By in Notes to Team

A couple of months back one afternoon, the three ladies (Lakshmi, Roopa & Sneha) decided to do a chai session with some girlie talk. I decided to invitee myself & gate crashed. The discussion veered towards the last trek that we went to Valley of flowers, Hemkund Sahib & Badrinath, which obviously led to – [...]

September 8, 2010 1

The Trekkers

By in Notes to Team

Here is the list of trekkers Geetha Subramanian (Chennai, Technical Writer) Jayaram Jahgirdar (Bangalore, Stock Broker) Padmashree Jayaram (Bangalore, HR Specialist) Shrikant Joshi (Bangalore, Entrepreneur) Shreedara Hegde (Bangalore) Roopa Sankaran (Bangalore, Technologist) Karthik Subbaramaiah (Bangalore, The Jack) Lakshmi Srinivasan (Bangalore, Technical Writer) Vinay Thimappa (Bangalore, Software Engineer) Ishwarya Seshgiri (Bangalore, Homemaker) Shrish Iyenger (Bangalore, Educationist) [...]

September 8, 2010 0

final countdown?

By in Notes to Team

What started as a wish list to conquer more landscapes in our beautiful country is now close to reality. The countdown has begun and as the day to depart gets closer, so do the sounds in my head and stomach get louder wondering why i committed myself to what today looks like the “road not [...]

September 8, 2010 0

FlashBack: Suggestions, Packing Tips & Must Dos from Valley Of Flowers trek

By in Pre-trek Notes

Courtesy Lakshmi, I dug these VOF 2008 notes out of my archives.  Here are somethings that may help. These were written within the fortnight of the return.

September 7, 2010 0

Countdown Begins!

By in Pre-trek Notes

10 days to go!

September 7, 2010 3

weather @ Gangotri

By in Notes to Team

Hi All, check this link to get weather updates during September 2010. bye

September 6, 2010 0

Moral of Shiva Ganga (+ DayPack list)

By in Pre-trek Notes

Shiva Ganga trek (on Sun 5th Sept 2010) was my first test trek prior to the BIG Gangotri Trek, while others were on their 4th possibly 5th trial trek. It was 2.5 km climb and felt like 6.5 km! The climb up and down was not very difficult although there were stretches of steep climb. [...]

September 6, 2010 4

Shiva Ganga Trek

By in Pre Trek

11 of us -started for Shivaganga on Sunday around 5.30 AM. Its about 60 odd kms from Bangalore and we caught some breakfast on the way at Kamat. On the way we were ‘toll gated’ by asks for donations for Ganesha Puja. BTW – was carring no camera – so all others do donate / [...]

September 2, 2010 1

About Us

By in Notes to Team

Dear Friends Thanks to the idea of Sneha seconded by the seasoned blogger (VKT), here is the blog to start with. Would request all of you to register yourself as members of the blog and would need you to do the following 1. Write a small introduction about yourself? 2. What was your trigger point [...]

September 2, 2010 2

Hello world!

By in Notes to Team

Heya crowd! Here is our Gangotri Site. For now it is at this URL – we can always point this to an URL if we purchase it later. Please register. Go ahead and add all your notes, todo lists, preparation details, shopping details… Feel free to upload books and videos too. – Sneha