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Seven Travel/Adventure books to read when on a hike

Is hiking literally all about physical fitness and preparation? *nod no* Doesn’t it involve a lot of mental makeup and emotional stamina too? *nod yes* Here’s some brain food for you while you are on your hike *smile please* While these books may not necessarily serve as guides to hiking, they are sure to feed that travel bug in you. If not, they serve as good reads. As you hike and take a break, flip through the pages and plan […]

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Top Maharashtra Forts You Should Visit Before You Die

On land and ocean, the strength of stone stands mighty over years. The Maratha heartland is fortified by over 350 forts – the largest number in any state in India. Few of the Famous and unique ones are listed here. Many of these Hill forts make for excellent treks in the Sahaydris. Few of the Top Maharashtra Forts are listed here. 1. Pratapgad Fort Location: Mahabaleshwar Type: Hill Fort Significance: It is from here that Shivaji scored a victory against the […]

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First Pilgrim – Celebrating Freedom

On India’s Independence Day, we find the real meaning of Freedom by being in the outdoors   Starring: Sandesh Ragbansingh Gautami Putireddy Atul Khandar Mohan Singh Danu Camera & Edits: Neeraj Mishra To Subscribe to First Pilgrim: https://goo.gl/vlCPqR Like us on: https://facebook.com/firstpilgrim Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/first_pilgrim First Pilgrim: Curated Himalayan Experiences | Travelers on Foot    

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Annapurna Circuit Trek – A First Person Account

Annapurna Circuit Trek | A First Person Account – 2016 was coming to an end and I was hoping to close the year on a high. YouTube videos on mountaineering left a craving to trek in the Himalayas and I set out to fulfill my dreams. My childhood friend had recently quit from his start-up & decided to follow his passion: mountains. He did six consecutive treks in Uttarakhand! A couple of calls and web digging later, both of us […]

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12 Best Mountaineering Books of All Time

If you love Mountains and you are aspiring mountaineer, you should read these 12 best mountaineering books of all the time. Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man’s Miraculous Survival -Joe Simpson In 1985, two young climbers, Joe Simpson (Brendan Mackey) and Simon Yates (Nicholas Aaron), set out to be the first to reach the summit of the Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes. They succeed, and the two embark on the treacherous descent down the mountain only […]

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