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It is not only the weather that becomes unpredictable with altitude...we came across these stone falls as we walked from Kedarnath (3581 mts above MSL, seen as the cluster of buildings to the left corner of the photo).

The concrete path was still being made and had reached about halfway to Gandhi Sarovar when we walked on it on end of 2008 season and we have not yet finished the path..as is seen in the photo.

It is useful to be two or more at such places.

A practical and positive attitude are healthy aids. Norwegians have a saying about walking in the mountains: It is never a shame to turn back. The saying conveys the dominance of practical aspects when conversing with nature, whether alone or not.

We took a short walk covering ca. 1.5 kms a day before deciding to walk to Gandhi Sarovar. Many Bengali pilgrims who were regulars completed the entire walk in 2 hrs, leaving in the morning.

Age was no bar, although gender seemed to be: i did not meet a single lady on the path up or down.

Kedarnath's priest who accompanied us walked up the glacier debris in 45 minutes to reach the top of the glacier and waited to join us for the rest of the walk.

We used ca. 5 hours, photos, rest, reflection, et al.

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  • Copyright: Sharada Shankar (sharada) (12)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-10-11
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/4.8, 1/1000 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-07-26 7:15
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