Don’t say wow looking at Image, no worries even I might have said “WOW” if I hadn’t sleep here in this tent.
When mountain Gods are not good on you, you will end up with bad weather and that is what happened with us. We were on my beloved Chadar Expedition in one of the winters in Ladakh region. I’m talking about those days of Nikon D50 was the super hot camera and hardly few souls were coming on this adventure, unlike today. .
It was snowing like a hell and we got almost 2-3 feet of snow. We could not even think of walking on the semi-frozen river and we had no idea where is the river and there is snow most of the time and had to camp middle of nowhere.
Some of the craziest camping place where I pitched my tent so far. Yes, no even surface to sleep; an entire night was spent just holding one corner of the tent. If you try to sleep you will definitely slip on another side, just a shelter there to keep little warmth and protect from snowfall.
Finally next day weather God was good on us and it was clear sky with sunny day. Sunny day and clear weather with fresh snow gave us different kind of challenge and there were avalanches. We had a couple of them on us with big stones coming along with snow. Few places we were fixing ropes and crossed but one more big avalanche came on us suddenly without any notice. We were really lost in the snow for almost 30 minutes and we also lost a good friend of mine somewhere in Avalanche. After 30-40 minutes of the search operation, we found him smiling with broken fingers underneath the snow. The Happy end finally.
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