Monday, July 13, 2009

adventures at kalsubai!!

adventures at kalsubai....
thanx to d 4mnths workout that gave me all the stamina to go to d highest peak in maharashtra....trekked 4 d first time...but m happeee m bak alive...i mean in it in d true sense....
climbing up was fun n not so bad...some of us took d wrong way...i slipped at a point n if pappu din pull me i wud be..i donno where!!
we went rite to kalsubai temple n it was somewhere around 16kms but very steep climb..there were lokhandi ladders on inaccessible parts only 1inch in breadth.....n one cud see the valley below in between two steps....imagine all fog around n deep valley below....some 100-200 steps..n three such ladders at the tallest parts of the peak!!!
at d top the wind made it difficult to stand n we all froze...ate vada pav dat we carried n den descended...
now was d true story....i had worn shoes dat dint give a good grip...wasnt aware of wat exactly i shud go with...n every single step i took slipped...it had rained n matters got worst.. now took the rite path but everyone moved ahead except me n a couple....priti was worst she had not even sports shoes...but amol accompanied her throughout...obviously!
pappu wlked with me initially but as things got difficult...d shoes getting sticky...he too landed far ahead....
now i was alone somewere in d jungle.....no one ahead n no one behind...priti n amol were far behind....every step i took slipped n it was dangerous...i fell several times..now used even hands to hold on... n prayed ...om sairam...every step....no snakes wre seen by me thankfully....
then those ladders....all alone...i was also worried abt strangers i wud meet on d way....
now my hands were red n bruised...n pain din matter more than life....
finally reached were all were, ofcourse longbak...n din have anything to say....cudn blame anyone for dat...but i expected deva to be around....
we had lunch ..prepared by farmers staying on the mountain....der was till a long descend left n i started alone again before everyone...it rained more n shoe soles were all smooth n flat...i slipped from some ht...n was saved from severe injury by manish who ws lower down...but i had thorns in my palm..n it bled as i took it out....
it was enough i cudn sustain n i had tears...wen pappu n deva saw me n came for help... deva gave me a longh straight branch to hold for support...i din want his help now...but he took my shoes..n wlked with me.....yes i walked d rest without shoes...n blood over my palm...everyone was slipping but it got worst witout shoes.....fell several times ....but now witout any sensation of pain....only better thing was deva walked with me....everyone had reached...but while we walked it rained heavily...n all rocks were slippery....now i had thorns in feet as well...jst concentrated as much as i cud...
we reached d vehicle n all were cold....thighs were numb....n a 2hrs drive in the same position to d station....poured some dinsinfectant over d cuts...changed at d station n got into d train...n then home
one thing came to my mind ....thank god m alive...
now i gotta take injection tetanus toxoid...n antibiotics for leptospirosis prophylaxis.....
can walk 2day with stiffness...but hope to get better in a day.... learnt 2 things...the toughest paths of life often have to be walked alone....
god sends help n takes care of u...jst have to try sincerely...
3rd never go for unplanned n non instructed picnics...planned by irresponsible guys....
thank kalsubai goddess!!

2 comments:

  1. Next Time I meet you.. If I do... I think I should buy you a proper trekking shoes and try to walk those toughest paths alongside you.

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  2. Superb, I can feel the thrill u experienced.

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