“Alpine rock climbing (no snow/ice) in the Himalayas is like climbing alpine rock anywhere in the world with just one caveat. Everything is much bigger than you think! The approaches are longer. The areas are mostly virgins, so there is very little to no information on the approach, route or descent. One has to figure things out themselves on the go. Places like Suru and Miyar have thousands of feet of alpine granite to explore, so if you are willing to do this sort of climbing, then this is an alpine paradise…”, said Sunny when I asked about his thoughts on climbing in Suru.
Here’s a picture of him physically embodying the freedom of the Hills after having climbed a super nice line in Ladakh’s Suru Valley @surufest.
To learn more about India’s emerging climbing culture/community, I encourage you to read my latest article on @theoutdoorjournal
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