A d v e n t u r e -
s p o r t s a n d b e y o n d
Yo u n g S p e a k
It is quite a daunting task for amateurs like me to take that first step into the
wild unknowns of adventure sports: the field tends to elude so many of us,
with its promises of certain danger, of high standards of technical proficiency.
But in January 2015, I made up my mind to push against these inhibitions. I
made my way up to the Himalayas, to trek the treacherous ranges. And then, I fell in love.
I knew as soon as I came down that I had to go back up again. I finally understood that
feeling of addiction and exhilaration that adrenaline junkies harp on about. That was how
the plan to climb fifteen Himalayan peaks was hatched. A hell of a New Year’s resolution,
if you ask me!
Photographs: Nitish Waila