This was my first trek after being diagnosed with arthritis in my legs so I was a bit nervous Because obviously health comes first. We were a group of about 20 people including this guy I was dating whom I really liked and was fond of and my best friend had joined us too.
We begun the treak at 7:30 am from the foothills of Ajoba , located about 45 minutes away from Asangaon station in Central Mumbai. We all coordinated and met around 6:45 am. We had decided to begun the trip early hours of the day as we could avoid the heat later on plus we would get more time to play games , rest , lunch and have fun when we'd reach the desired spot.
The starting part of it was quite easy as the ways were flat mostly or slightly slopy but then the climb begun to get more and more difficult as we begun to climb the mountain higher and Higher. My vericose veins had begun to swell and ache painfully. But what can be better than having people who love and care for you around at times like these ?
Renvin not only helped me with my backpack but also slowed down and begun to climb with me. He's a really quick mountain climber and a well experienced trekker so I'm sure he loves to pace up and be the guide but this time he took it slow , he came towards the spot where I was . It had begun to pour heavily making it slippery to climb upwards. He reduced his pace , came towards me and my best friend and held my hand right and said " I'm right here for you " I was red , full of blush and at the same time touched by his concern. Me , my bestie and Renvin begun to trek along with the entire group until we reached a point where the ladder was broken and the climb too risky but we all stuck together and helped each other.