We could spot, snow capped mountains at a distance of around 2 km beside us. And like I said, there was no particular way to reach to that place. So, we took the sticks, got the camera gear and some supplies along, to keep us hydrated and full of energy for the climb, and moved forward making our own way.
If you can see the destination, the path becomes simple. You do a little maths and accordingly walk through. But the problem here was to cross the long grasses, jump through the big rocks and climb through the sheer elevations to reach the destination, which was a totally different challenge. We had to sit down at certain places, get a grip with our hands, and put our next steps very carefully. All the credit here would definitely go to Shikhar, as he was the one leading the trek. I was just following the trail. He made sure to keep the pace at a certain level so that we reach in a small span of time.
Finally, after 20–30 minutes of tiring walk, we reached at the top. The very first thing we did was, took a sip of water and took a big bite of the snickers, as the body was exhausted and craving for some energy was on the maximum level.
After devouring, we took out the camera and started capturing the surroundings. The snow here was old, wasn’t as white as it looked from down. We played with it for a while, started digging our sticks into it. Heart even proposed a thought of walking over the ice and climb to the top of it, but then the mind just asked me to take a look at my shoes and the gear, by which I mean the bamboo stick, and then a voice came from the behind- Bro, don’t even think about making that stupid move!!!
Now, after coming this far we were still not satisfied. We wanted to grab a little more of adventure from here. Next to the place where we were sitting was a little high cliff, which didn’t have any way to reach the top, as it was all surrounded by snow and the only way which could work out was from the front, which had an elevation of around 60 degrees.
Shikhar was in the lead. I switched on my GoPro and began following him. I was a little far when he started climbing. Now, while walking I was watching him, covering the first half of it pretty quickly, and then as the elevation started increasing he had put his hands down to make the grip, and then quickly reached the top.
Now, it was my turn to get over there. So, I took the selfie stick in one hand, attaching the GoPro to it to record during the climb, and the bamboo stick in another to help in making grip. Likewise, I also covered the first half quickly. But after that, started the real challenge. I was using my whole body to get a grip, was holding onto the grass to be steady. And finally I thought it might be better to pass on the GoPro and the stick, and try to keep the whole concentration on reaching the top. And after a few slips and scratches, I finally made it to the top.