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Old 10th May 2007, 17:20   #136
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dont forget Regularly Used Medicine (RUM) to keep you warm all the day long....:-)
Regularly Used Medicine (RUM). Love it panky..
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Thats a great list, I will add the elevations to calender . It will definitely help!
Looks like on the second day when we start from Jispa we will stay above 14,000 feet most of the time. Only after more more we will descend.
I guess as sideways puts it, we will start medication on day one itself, i,e, start from Delhi. 3 days on AMS med before we hit high altitudes.
I will leave it all to you
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Well heard that your RUM medicine or any alcohol is not at all good if you have AMS. .so take care..
Some informative reading about AMS, Non-Physician Altitude Tutorial
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Thats a great list, I will add the elevations to calender . It will definitely help!
Looks like on the second day when we start from Jispa we will stay above 14,000 feet most of the time. Only after more more we will descend.
I guess as sideways puts it, we will start medication on day one itself, i,e, start from Delhi. 3 days on AMS med before we hit high altitudes.
I will leave it all to you
aye aye cap'n!at yer service!
i will also mail a simple clinical questionairre to you which you could mail to all ppl coming along.that will help assessing their medical status and a respective drug protocol to follow.
i will also hand out a homoeopathic medicine prophylaxis to all potentially suspect AMS fellow dicor-ers.
its non toxic,non invasive and absolutely safe.
and its on the house too.hehehe...
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They'll fail in subzero temperature. It's all show and no go.

OK, if you have to buy in South, keep off the thick stuff. Buy multiple thin layers. Say, thermals + sweatshirt + thin sweater + shell jacket. That way you can add or remove layers as temperature changes. Heavy jackets may look impressive, but you won't get the right one, probably not in India at all.


I was in Leh the October of 2001. We flew into Leh, spent a few days there and came to Manali on a hired Sumo. Stayed in Sarchu on the way back. It was pretty cold but all of us had the following and we were quite comfortable. I had my stuff from my years spent in US but folks who were with me, bought things from themselves in Bangalore and did pretty OK.



1. Thermals
2. Fleece
3. Shell (a lightweight windcheater/jacket with a hood for the head)

4. Thick Woolen socks
5. Woolen Gloves
6. A woolen hat which can cover your years.




That is all we needed to survive the Leh cold, that too in October which is colder than August.


Eastern stores on Commercial street (the other end of it near Police Station) is pretty good.
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Eastern stores on Commercial street (the other end of it near Police Station) is pretty good.
That's where we bought our stuff...

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We flew into Leh, spent a few days there and came to Manali on a hired Sumo. Stayed in Sarchu on the way back. It was pretty cold but all of us had the following and we were quite comfortable. I had my stuff from my years spent in US but folks who were with me, bought things from themselves in Bangalore and did pretty OK.
All our US winter clothes are in US, we never brought them down here. Did you guys spend much time outside of the vehicle? We walked from 5600ft to 14000ft in open mountains in October, no electricity or heat of any kind. May be we were exposed to much colder situation. But it is better to be prepared for the worst, like standed in the open without heat.
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We walked from 5600ft to 14000ft in open mountains in October, no electricity or heat of any kind. May be we were exposed to much colder situation. But it is better to be prepared for the worst, like standed in the open without heat.
The only night we slept outside hotel/guest-room was the night we spent in Sarchu. With four people in tent (we carried our own because by 1st October most of the tent operators in Sarchu pack up and leave), it was quite allright.
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Add to the To-Carry List: Spare Bulbs & Fuses for the trucks.


Who are the two medicos on the confirmed list?


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Isn't it Routine Use Medicine ?
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Add to the To-Carry List: Spare Bulbs & Fuses for the trucks.
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Who are the two medicos on the confirmed list?
Just one now, I'm not confirmed now(my wife is a dentist). However I will find out all about accommodation etc., and help with logistics for those who are going. If I do come along in the end, there will be one extra safari in the convoy.
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Lonely Planet guide for India has some descriptions, phone numbers of some hotels, and has also mentioned points where one needs to register with police at points along the way. I am not sure if this registration is only for foreigners.

Have we checked with Rudra for inputs yet?
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Hai Steeriod,

Had a talk with HV Kumar, 10 days back. Co-incidentally we have tentatively planned to drive to Leh on a Scorp,n in August. He has done it twice already and if everything works out we would be able to catch up somewhere in the region.

This is a great drive to plan, wish you success.

--Ramky
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Hai Steeriod,

Had a talk with HV Kumar, 10 days back. Co-incidentally we have tentatively planned to drive to Leh on a Scorp,n in August. He has done it twice already and if everything works out we would be able to catch up somewhere in the region.

This is a great drive to plan, wish you success.

--Ramky
Why dont we make it a joint drive?
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yup.
the more the merrier!
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steer shd we get in touch with tata for a sponsorship.shouldnt be too difficult.
if they throw in a few dicors,maybe you could fly in to del.that'll save time enough for the journey ahead.
i'm still hoping tsk and his mrs. are gonna make it.
coax suman too.he'll never say no to you.
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TSK, some more to the to-carry list: Adhesives, Silicone sealant tubes & condoms.

A list of all members with personal details & photographs. Any other contact numbers [local TBHP-ians, hotel numbers] etc. One set per vehicle.
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