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Let me take you on a trip to the mysterious skeleton lake in Uttaranchal, Roopkund. It is situated at the base of Trishul(the Trident), which is 7120 mts high.

Trishul is one of the more majestic mountains of the Garhwal region of the Himalayas. Trishul was first climbed in 1907, an ascent which more importantly marked the world's first ascent of a 7,000 meter peak. Today it remains the most frequently climbed of India's 7,000 meter peaks.

Trishul's role in Hindu mythology is unique. Trishul is said to be the trident of Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction. Early expeditions to the mountain faced difficulties with fearful porters who were reluctant to approach the sacred summit.

This photo was taken during sunrise from Gwaldam, the nearest roadhead for Roopkund. It was time for the birds to leave their nests for another's days of hard work.

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