#1 The start of any journey is a mixed set of feelings. Anticipation. Joy. Apprehension. No matter where the journey may take you, it’s that first footstep that is often the most difficult to take. This is because moving forward means you must leave something else behind. [Read more…]
It has been a long while since I last joined a training session doing local hikes. It was not unexpected to see surprised faces and receiving comments like “I bet you have more stamps on your passport than your footprints on local trails, Simon”.
For the record, I do my workout at the MacRitchie Tree Top walk at least once a week, ok?
In preparation for next April’s Trek For Hope: The Himalayan Panoramas, me and a few of the participants joined FitnessKakis last weekend at Mount Faber, Singapore’s 2nd tallest hill standing at 105 metres. Don’t laugh! We also have void deck weddings and funerals, so for the foreigners who may be reading this, we aren’t envious of your tall mountains! [Read more…]
By Lily Ho
This hike was initiated by an expeditor to celebrate his last G12 summit. He was unable to join the hike due to an unforeseen commitment, however, but we still continued with the plan. From a read-through of some blogs, this mountain was analysed as the toughest amongst G7 mainly due to its remote location. We would need to pass by few false peaks before reaching the summit of Gunung Chamah, a totally wild and less disturbed G5. [Read more…]
The Himalayas are one of the most impressive, magical, and daunting places our planet has to offer. One of the most impressive ways to enjoy the vistas offered by these massive monoliths is the Great Himalaya Trail [GHT]. It offers opportunities for trekkers and hikers who wish to challenge themselves. The high route requires some degree of mountaineering, while the low route allows the opportunity to travel from village to village, enjoying Nepalese culture.
Either way, the adventurer has a unique opportunity to explore the world and themselves on the GHT – whether they spend a few days there or a few months.
There are 9 trails in particular which are a joy to complete. [Read more…]
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Day 3: Mankorma (4300m) to Base camp (5000m) Today we make our way to Base Camp (finally!)
The snow peaks get nearer in sight with each day, signalling that we are closer to summit day with each footstep.
I once read that Jesus spent his formative years in Ladakh before He went into his ministry at the age 30. There seemed to have some historical records proven that a man from the middle east came to live and walk among them during these times. [Read more…]
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The lure of the sun comes early here. By 5:30am, I can already see darkness ceding to the light. From my experiences in Siguniang ’15, I have chosen not to be deceived on this day. I remain in my sleeping bag until the warmth from the sun’s rays can be felt.
I slept well during the night. There was a bit of a rustle outside, maybe from footsteps of humans or animals. It could have been the wind. “At least it wasn’t a bear,” I think to myself.
Today’s itinerary will see the team pass through the barren grey landscape of Ladakh from Chang Ma (3988m) to Mankorma (4350m). [Read more…]
August 2015. There was this pact made on the summit of Dafeng, Siguniang between a group of climbers. This pact dictated that every year, a few of us would seek to come together and outdo our previous year’s achievement, proving to ourselves that we still have what is takes. Our commitment to each other was a year’s worth of discipline and training.
How do you decide on which mountain to choose to climb? Do you choose according to your budget…or time…or what enthralls your imagination? No matter what it takes to climb it? [Read more…]
This small town located in the river valley of an old trading route is full of culture and surrounded by natural beauty. Differing from the bustling and dusty streets of metropolitan India, it’s best seen by foot and most loved by those travelers who are eager to get in touch with the nature of this sprawling country. If you haven’t considered visiting Leh, here are 10 reasons why you should. [Read more…]
The Everest Base Camp trek is hands down a fascinating experience you will go through if you plan to go on this trekking route. This is the not just one of the best trek of Nepal but one of the most exciting journey in the world. Let’s look down for some must reasons to do the Everest Base Camp trek. [Read more…]