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Old 12th October 2009, 16:23   #316
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Saji, The group photo, the last one, at Tso-Morori, has come out really well! Of course, all other pictures are also amazing!
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Thank you KS sir.

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wow, what a fantastic pictures.
Looks like nature in its original not through lenses.
Keep it up.
Thanks
Photos can do no justice to what we saw with our eyes. But it is true that some of the clicks had much better results than I expected.
Thanks for the complements.
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Old 12th October 2009, 16:49   #317
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LaluKS, SJ, HV Kumar Sir, Milecruncher, Hats of to you guys for pulling up this wonderful trip. Lalu spirited naration with good photos from SJ and HVK sirs precise travelogue interludes. I am enjoying every moment of it, infact i just spent the whole afternoon with this thread. I am aldready familiar with some places as mentioned in TSK thread, but coming back reading this is always refreshing looking forward to more posts!
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Orientation of the drives that we did on Day 9 and Day 10

Day 9 Nubra valley to Pangong Tso (yellow line)
We came through Wari la (WL) and not through Leh
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Day 10 Pangong Tso - Tso Morriri (green line)
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http://hvkumar.googlepages.com/ladakh_HVK.gdb

Check out the above file - has the route, altitude profile and key points of interest - of our Ladakh Drive. You will need Map Source to read the file, and you can also convert it to read in Google Earth
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http://hvkumar.googlepages.com/ladakh_HVK.gdb

Check out the above file - has the route, altitude profile and key points of interest - of our Ladakh Drive. You will need Map Source to read the file, and you can also convert it to read in Google Earth
HVK thanks. This was the much awaited data.
Is your Excel logbook ready? That'd be another collection of amazing details.
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HVK thanks. This was the much awaited data.
Is your Excel logbook ready? That'd be another collection of amazing details.
No, not yet, in the making.
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Guys, when are you going to finish this? How long you want us to be envying you...

Btw, i think only one scorpio did the spiti valley loop right? And that is HVKs.
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Yes, I ran into M&M guys in the workshop at Leh and they were mentioning that the Scorpio ECUs are calibrated for a maximum altitude for 4,000 metres, which means that the ECU may not be handle rarefied air beyond that altitude - but I have no really no idea what the facts are. Surprisingly, the crde Scorpios appeared to struggle that day to Wari La. Or like laluks says, maybe there was some less-oxygen effect that day.
i don't remember having any particular trouble with my car fighting for breath on warila... it was pretty much like other passes... yes i did have to switch to 1st on occasions. mine is also a non crde, like kumar's.
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Guys, when are you going to finish this? How long you want us to be envying you...

Btw, i think only one scorpio did the spiti valley loop right? And that is HVKs.

Absolutely. It was only HVKs scorpio for the Spiti valley. We drove between 20 feet of snow!! While driving through small chunks of ice were falling on the car.

And that is the icing on the cake. Wait for it Mahesh. You'll go green with envy.

We stayed half day at a place called Chitkul - the maximum that we ever stayed in a place other than Leh and night stay.

It was one amazing drive. Hold your horses.

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You can link that to the video in post 284.(http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1526910-post284.html)

Imagine doing that stretch in the night to understand the risk MC and Doc had taken. You will be clueless about the direction, forget sensing it.
We had to drive through that patch at 60 KMPH while following a taxi with stones hitting the underbody in abundance and vehicles skidding many a times.

As per Bidisha, she felt as if we were on an Indiana Jones type mission
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Due to the stony main track, I took the safari up on the sand track. It was a softer ride, but I had to keep in 4x4 mode to prevent her from getting stuck. Later we went straight up the hill instead of the winding stony track. Thanks to GPS, we kept on going in general direction of the lake, and reached the plains.
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i don't remember having any particular trouble with my car fighting for breath on warila... it was pretty much like other passes... yes i did have to switch to 1st on occasions. mine is also a non crde, like kumar's.
Then I guess CRDE ECU data of M&M needs some updates!! and more tests.
Turbos were just fine - confirmed by HV and Doc
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Then I guess CRDE ECU data of M&M needs some updates!! and more tests.
Turbos were just fine - confirmed by HV and Doc
I also learnt in discussions with the Workshop Manager at Srinagar that initial CRDe's had a injection problem in extreme cold and a joint MM & Bosch team had visited to get things rectified
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http://hvkumar.googlepages.com/ladakh_HVK.gdb

Check out the above file - has the route, altitude profile and key points of interest - of our Ladakh Drive. You will need Map Source to read the file, and you can also convert it to read in Google Earth

See how the log looks on google earth. Amazing isn't it
That's a pretty big drive!!
HumbLeh’d-trip.jpg

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Absolutely. It was only HVKs scorpio for the Spiti valley. We drove between 20 feet of snow!! While driving through small chunks of ice were falling on the car.

And that is the icing on the cake. Wait for it Mahesh. You'll go green with envy.

We stayed half day at a place called Chitkul - the maximum that we ever stayed in a place other than Leh and night stay.

It was one amazing drive. Hold your horses.
Sir ji, hurry up, I am desperately waiting for the Spiti Circuit
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