Dear friends, before joining any adventurous trip, I strongly recommend to have some fitness practices for at least 1month or more. I’m sharing one of my experiences how a little bit of wellness can become a life saving strategy.
In the village of Gorkhey, while we were randomly roaming around for photography, we actually did not want to stop to any places, any where. So, maybe its a place under the bridge or upon a floating piece of stone in Gorkhey river, we did not care a hang. The ultimate aim is to capture any good photograph – there was no constraint to this activity. We were ready to accomplish any activity for a good effort because we knew that we own fitness.
But that was not the story here, getting down to a place which is much deeper than the usual ground level is actually something that will push you to think about how you will be back there again on the ground. So for that thing you need to own physical fitness for jumping or hiking.
In my case, me & one of my friend Tanay we thought that we could do this casually, while soumyadipta stayed back to click our photos. It was not actually much easier as we had to climb down to some extent to 10-15 feet from the level – the way was not physically built except only those rocky terrain. I am very sporty with this activities since my childhood, so it was not actually a big deal for me to cross some big stones depending on my strong arms & chest. I anchored a floating stone in the stream, later renamed as Gorkhey river, posed for some photos like a saint. It was not rather so smooth for Tanay, he preferred to stay out of these risks.
The main challenge finally appeared when we felt that it was a time to be back. Its a common perception that in hilly places climbing up & down always turn into different scenes. The way that we used for getting down actually reversed its way now. We faced some giant rocks before us at our chest level & the only way to rise again was to creep and creep, honestly there was nothing to take support.
It was a real challenge to get up with the power of wrists, arms. In some cases, jumping also helps I believe to get support of objects from further distance, though its completely upon experience, how long can you jump & grip something with timing. But its not recommended to all. I faced little difficulties, even Tanay also.
Let me know if you ever faced any situations like this on any trip. your experiences will definitely become some catalyst for my upcoming posts.