05 Editor’s Note
10 Reader’s Feedback
11 Share Your Adventure
12 News & Events
16 Adventure Tid-Bits
18 Food & Nutrition
Biking enthusiast, Vandit Kalia,
puts together a beginner’s guide
for those interested in taking up
the sport, with lots of neat tips
and tricks to get you on your way.
The Founder and President of the
gear manufacturing giant ‘Petzl’
talks about his experiences over
the years and his engagement with
the world of adventure.
84 The Security of Nature
86 Adventure Personalities
44 Book Review
The Mahabahu Bramhaputra
Farah Thakur writes about the
story of HÕku˜le'a: a mission to
circumnavigate the globe using
traditional navigation skills.
The Chaddar Trek on the frozen
river Zanskar is one of the most
treacherous routes in the world.
Famed adventure psychologist, Dr
Erik Monasterio, elucidates his own
story about the trek.
To Have The World
At Your Feet
Paul Salopek, a National Geographic
Explorer, is walking the stretch of
the earth in search of humanity’s
past, present and future.
Shruti Sunderraman writes about
why this mission is crucial.
Namibia: A Bird’s
Legendary Adventure Photographer
Theo Allofs, takes to the skies
as he flies over the
magnificent landscape of
Namibia in a para-motor.
Adventure with a
Adventure Beyond Sports:
Zubin Narielwala retraces the
history of the relationship between
humans and dogs, and examines
how ‘man’s best friend’ is
the unsung hero of our forays
into the outdoors.
designer and amateur adventurer
took up a new challenge in January
2015. To climb fifteen frozen
peaks in a year: a daunting task
for any city-dwelling white-collar
professional. In this article he talks
about the challenges he faced and
the things he learnt during the
course of this undertaking.
The AS&B Adventurer:
Mukherjee is back, and this time
he brings us otherworldly images
from the netherworld of the
White Sea. Strange crustaceans,
and other residents of the
freezing waters abound this
neon-coloured photo study.