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, … Explore

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. … Explore

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 … Explore

On the Wild Side – Part III

THE SEASON TO SCALE NEW HEIGHTS: It sounds like the name of India’s satellite launch vehicle. But it’s actually a mountain. And a formidable one at that. Dubbed one of the great challenges of the Garhwal, Swargarohini is located in … Explore

On the Wild Side – Part 1

A piece written by Mandip Singh Soin, published in the Economic Times as part of a series on the outdoors in the early 1990s. THE HIGH TRAIL TO HAR-KI-DUN The reverberating sound of a thousand crickets ripped through the still … Explore