I have trekked in The Himalayas during 1984-99. But I had not made any write-ups on these treks. Some of my well-wishers had suggested about a year back that I should write down my experiences of these treks in a blog so that those with trekking interest can benefit from it. I was still not convinced about the relevance of my one or two decades old trekking experiences in the current scenarios until a couple of my friends and my daughter Vandana suggested that I should share my trekking experiences so that the present generation of trekkers can visualise the differences in trekking experiences. I was also encouraged by my friend K Srinivasan, with whom I had recently completed the Roopkund trek, to write down my trekking experiences. So, to begin with, I am here to share some of my past trekking experiences based on my diary notes and the inter-action with Jambukeswaran and Krishnamurthy who were my trekking mates in the 90s along with Deshpande.
I have always been a travel buff. I had occasions to travel abroad. When I retired from the active service in August 2006, I had made-up my mind that I would travel extensively in India as long as I am physically fit to travel. It is my intention to make at least four travel trips in a year - one trek in Himalaya, one family trip to hill stations/ historical monuments and two short trips to some off-beat places. I intend to share all these experiences also.