One more expedition of my life has come to an end and once more I am back to this so called civilized world after spending some quality time in the mountains and wilderness. We were 12 this time and like past years had come from different parts of the country. Our target for this year was Haramosh La – a pass between Skardu an Gilgit. Unfortunately, bad weather didn’t allow us to cross the pass and we had to retreat from Lailan basecamp. We came back with a heavy heart but that’s part of the mountains and adventure life we are into. The element of uncertainty will remain part of every expedition into the wilderness. More I face these situations, more I realize the limits of humans – and the power of nature and the Almighty. There are definitely many stories to share – most worthy is the behavior of Arandu porters who created a mess for us during every day of the trek – literally. While walking on those long treks in the wilderness, I got a chance to think about many things from different angles. And one part of that thinking was related to future trekking and blogging. As part of the new trekking year’s resolve, I have decided to get active one again in the blogging world 🙂 . I have traditionally been sharing the posts in the form of technical information about different treks and travels I have undertaken. While I plan to continue with that for the treks, from now onwards, I will also be giving a personal touch to these posts and will be sharing some personal experiences too. With so many trekking trips and experiences with us, I believe there is so much that can be shared with fellow trekkers. This might benefit some. Let’s start with the Arandu story 🙂
Meanwhile, please feel free to share your thoughts on these posts and if you are planning to be in the North or somewhere on the mountains and need any help/information, I be very happy to assist. I can be reached at umair.hasan[at]gmail.com.
Happy Trekking and Happy Reading!