Pack for a Purpose: Crayola and the Community

Pack for a Purpose has not only reformed the physical infrastructure for education, in the case of Ramathra, but the entire mood with which children approach schooling.

Rafting in the Zanskar: Rapids On Roof Of The World

Journalist Krishna Prasad wrote a hilarious personal account of his experience rafting in the Zanskar river, Ladakh back in 1997. The expedition was outfitted by Ibex Expeditions. Here’s a read.

Vintage Monday: Adventure in the Himalaya

Mandip Singh Soin writes about an epic journey he undertook with his college friends in May 1975—a 500km trek across four major passes in Ladakh, through snow, rock, sand and water, varying in altitudes from 12000 to 17000ft.

Antarctica Matters

In 1959, world governments came together to sign the Antarctic Treaty, to ensure that Antarctica was used only for peaceful and scientific research purposes. In 1991, they proposed a 50-year agreement, declaring the great white continent as a natural reserve, … Continue reading Antarctica Matters

Adventure is His Business

The excitement and thrill of exploring distant lands an mountains lured Mandip Soin to adventure sports. And he has taken it up as a business: he has been running an organization which conducts expeditions. You only live once, they say. … Continue reading Adventure is His Business

On the Wild Side – Part II

ROUGHING IT OUT IN COMFORT It’s one outdoor sport that’s fast catching on – especially among executives, who find it a stimulating way of taking a break. But while roughing it out on a trek is fine, misplaced bravado can … Continue reading On the Wild Side – Part II