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06 Contributors

10 Reader’s Feedback

11 Share Your Adventure

12 News & Events

16 Adventure Tid-Bits

18 Food & Nutrition

Contents

AUGUST 2016

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Expert Speak

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.

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In Conversation

Paul Petzl:

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.

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84 The Security of Nature

86 Adventure Personalities

44 Book Review

The Mahabahu Bramhaputra

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Hõkūle‘a: A

Polynesian

Voyage

Adventure World:

Farah Thakur writes about the

story of HÕku˜le'a: a mission to

circumnavigate the globe using

traditional navigation skills.

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Chaddar: Broken

Highway of

Himalayan Ice

Adventure World:

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.

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To Have The World

At Your Feet

Adventure World:

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.

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Namibia: A Bird’s

Eye View

Photo Feature:

Legendary Adventure Photographer

Theo Allofs, takes to the skies

as he flies over the

magnificent landscape of

Namibia in a para-motor.

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Adventure with a

Big Woof

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.

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Fifteen Peaks,

An Amateur

Young Speak:

This Delhi-based

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.

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Mr Freeze

The AS&B Adventurer:

Dhritiman

Mukherjee is back, and this time

he brings us otherworldly images

from the netherworld of the

White Sea. Strange crustaceans,

anemones, belugas,

and other residents of the

freezing waters abound this

neon-coloured photo study.

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