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Old 5th February 2010, 01:11   #211
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I'm heading back to Arunachal !
Hey hang on---I'm coming too

BTW, you guys were dare devils to venture on top of a frozen lake. Throwing a rock to guage the firmness of ice isn't the best way, I suppose. I've read news reports here that a few people have lost their lives owing to hypothermia caused by falling into the chilly water due to ice cracking under their weight.

There are regular advisories on TV not to venture onto frozen water bodies. One of those shows also gave tips on how to delay the onset of hypothermia.

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Old 5th February 2010, 09:14   #212
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Hey hang on---I'm coming too

BTW, you guys were dare devils to venture on top of a frozen lake. Throwing a rock to guage the firmness of ice isn't the best way, I suppose. I've read news reports here that a few people have lost their lives owing to hypothermia caused by falling into the chilly water due to ice cracking under their weight.

There are regular advisories on TV not to venture onto frozen water bodies. One of those shows also gave tips on how to delay the onset of hypothermia.
Venu saab! ...... I was the test mule , so if it could take the strains i put on mother earth ( including a jump!) , then all izz well .

Besides , we also ventured into an area covered by the mountains shadow just to avoid the possibility of the Sun's rays melting the sheet. The ice was a good 4-5 inches thick.
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Old 9th February 2010, 12:16   #213
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The treacherous road to Bumla.
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Weren't we supposed to push the vehicle?
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Naah... we were much ahead photographing it!
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Mother Nature had a nice set of crayons! :-)
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A distant view of 'The Lake District'.
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We are still not pushing it! LOL.
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Ain't it beautiful?
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Who stole the road?
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Twists, turns & curves.
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Absynthguzzler: Get serious guys... Push the van. (I will take pictures wonly! )
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One Bullet One Enemy!
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Klemta - 'The Lake District' just few kilometers before Bumla.
This area has around 30 lakes.
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One of the 30...
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Old 9th February 2010, 12:40   #214
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Am still Glued! Loved that Bollywood Touch - Madhuri & all. ;-)
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Old 10th February 2010, 04:14   #215
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Some of the lakes at Klemta and the Road to Bumla!


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Wow, amazing pics. So Nazim , i hope your internet connection is up and we can expect regular updates to the thread.
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Old 10th February 2010, 15:15   #217
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Wow, amazing pics. So Nazim , i hope your internet connection is up and we can expect regular updates to the thread.
It's not yet up! I am using a work-around!


Chak De!
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Those Chickens are to be delivered at the border...
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crossing this frozen stream was difficult even on foot!
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Well, I decide to brave it! (The jawans were guiding me)
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The chickens had managed to free themselves and were about to run away!
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The stretch where the omni failed to climb up! Ironically, there is a board which says - "Stop. Engage 4X4" (No... We did not crawl up. LOL)
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They came down looking for us as our van had not reached on time!
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Food delivered to the jawans... now climb up to Bumla!
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A distant view of the Shiv Ling Top!
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Old 10th February 2010, 16:08   #218
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The pics are so mesmerizing, I'm loving it!

Keep 'em coming guys.
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Old 10th February 2010, 17:39   #219
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Excellent stuff, wonderful pics. This one is equally exciting as were Ladakh travelogues. Congrats to all of you for this adventurous trip.
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Old 10th February 2010, 18:04   #220
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Struggling to breathe and climb at the altitude of 15,000+ feet, we did manage to reach the destination! From this point, it's still more than 1/2 a KM to reach the Bumla Hut.
The path/road we are walking on leads to Beijing. (Just 3000+ KMs. )
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The unique 'Shiv Ling Top' again!
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We were really mesmerized by the majesty of the peaks!
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A small memorial for the Jawans who became martyrs during the 'Battle of Bumla'
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Here's a link to good article on the 1962 War.



The Bum La Hut:
Bumla Hut, which is at the Indo-China Border was constructed by All Ranks of 1 Maratha LI (JANGLI PALTAN) and inaugurated by Maj. Gen. ND Jetli, VSM on 29th May 2000. Border Personnel Meetings between the armies of India & China take place at this hut.

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Heap of Stones:
The Heap of Stones along the border in high altitude Kameng sector on the Line of Actual Control not only marks the divide between the two countries, but also symbolizes pervasive tranquility on the border even as disputes continue in certain areas.

It began with commanders from both armies together placing a couple of stones on the LAC when they first met several years ago.

It has now grown into a 20-feet mound, indicating the regularity of the interaction and a reduction of the bitterness that ruled for a couple of decades after the 1962 war.

Source:PTI

Absynthguzzler placing a stone for Indo-China Friendship.
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Well, that's me placing one on the heap!
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Two Old Civilizations...
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And yes, the future will definitely be bright and glorious!
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It's just that the new ones which were formed recently are a problem!
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Entering the Hut.
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Ambassadors of peace!
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breathtaking scenery at Bumla.
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Try to spot the omni in the picture!
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Frozen while flowing!
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Awesome man.. It's truly inspirational for every driver.. hats off to your guts taking a sedan over there where no cell signal/communication present.

Absolutely great!!!

I wish i get chance to try the similar one.
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Awesome man.. It's truly inspirational for every driver.. hats off to your guts taking a sedan over there where no cell signal/communication present.

Absolutely great!!!

I wish i get chance to try the similar one.
Thank you. We all fell in love with the Laura during the trip! And it was a really great to be cut out from the mobile & internet connectivity as that gave us lot of time to soak in the beauty of AP.

We plan to do the trip again but after 1 or 2 years maybe!


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pug marks of a bear?
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I started reading this thread only this afternoon and with that gone is my deadline and to cover it up gone is my holiday for 2moro. Nevertheless, every moment of it I enjoyed and it felt like I was there along with you guys making the trip. Deeply moved by the sacrifice made by those martyrs and I salute all those selfless jawans.

Please do make out time to share your experiences for the remaining part of the journey and post as many pics as you can.

Ravvendra, Nazim and Arun and yeah the junior.. take a bow.

Ravvendra, Would be nice to hear something from your son as well and his share of experience.
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