Up and Down the Dhauladhar Day 4: Last Man Panting

(Continued from Up and Down the Dhauladhar Day 3) The big day- pass day- we awoke to a dark, chilly morning. Dawn was still a couple of hours away when I blearily opened my eyes and was informed by Oli’s disembodied voice that it was 4 am. The cave was a blur of movement as... Continue Reading →

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Map Woes Part 4

(...continued from Map Woes Part 3)A recent visit to the Survey of India map sales office in Delhi was most frustrating. The people there were extremely reluctant to show me any maps without me first telling them the exact sheet number- they probably even need the latitude and longitude- and even then could only give... Continue Reading →

Map Woes Part 3

(...continued from Map Woes Part 2)So anyway, I went to McLeodganj shortly after that year, and in a small bookshop near the Dalai Lama’s monastery, I found two sheets of the Leomann Map series, these ones dealing with two of Himachal Pradesh’s regions. I was dumbstruck by their detail. There were clear ridge-lines and marked... Continue Reading →

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