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Old 17th February 2010, 00:58   #31
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Default Clear Skies

By now the sun was fully up and the clouds had completely covered the terrain below.

At this point we were completely above the clouds and the view was to die for
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Old 17th February 2010, 01:07   #32
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Default The downwards journey begins

Going down was even more challenging than going up. For one, we could see every damn cliff and ledge and we knew what one wrong footstep could cost us

A free trip through the clouds

Navigating some ledges were quite difficult due to the formation of dew all over the rocks.

One last pic before the descent
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This was one of the toughest corners. It was navigating through a ledge that was just about 2 feet wide, with a drop of around 4000 feet.
Going through this point at night, almost made us reconsider our trek up
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The pillar of strength
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Old 17th February 2010, 01:24   #33
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Default Final Touch Down

Almost down, captured some flora and fauna along the way

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Sriraj having attained Nirvana at last
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What do we call him? Rock Star, Astreix, Rocky???
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The best pics of all was one that was not captured.

It is available with the Bangalore traffic police

On the way back, we were in a hurry to reach home and were well over the speed limit of 80. I spotted the Interceptor jeep well ahead of time, but alas, they had already gunned me down much before.

But then again, guess who I have for company, brraj also having being caught at the same stop

Cheers guys. Until we ride again. And someone get a Lojack this time

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Old 17th February 2010, 02:07   #34
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Beautiful. Really missed a wonderful chance :(
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Old 17th February 2010, 10:25   #35
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Great pictures! They make me so jealous. We didn't get any cloud cover when we went there for the new year :( I guess it's just luck...
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Old 17th February 2010, 10:31   #36
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Brilliant pictures there buddy worth the investment



PS: i guess you should change your location to Bangalore
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Old 17th February 2010, 10:48   #37
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Nice snaps there dreamcatcher, Time for me to buy an slr.

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Great pictures! They make me so jealous. We didn't get any cloud cover when we went there for the new year :( I guess it's just luck...
Are you sure you were there at the top at 6am?.

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Searching for the sun, while the guide kept an eye on the food (and finished it too)
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Are you sure you were there at the top at 6am?.
I was there from 3am to 8am. It was a cloudless, extremely clear morning.
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Old 17th February 2010, 11:13   #39
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Thanks Guys. But still to learn a lot more on using a DSLR. Did a lot of R&D after coming back though. So now waiting for the next event
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Old 17th February 2010, 18:24   #40
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Amazing, now I'm kicking myself for not going for this meet. Well again, Sighhhh.
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Old 17th February 2010, 18:32   #41
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@Kaushik :
Love your signature buddy.
Well, as for missing out on the trip, there are many like you who would say the same.
Rajeev, and myself have discussed this at length as to how many people will say "SIGH!" after the pics. So dont you worry, and cheer up!
Just make sure that you dont miss out on the next one... :P
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Old 18th February 2010, 00:45   #42
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Default My last set of pics

This is my last set :
The Maggi and The Final Descent


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Old 18th February 2010, 01:39   #43
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@Raj.barcode, Brraj, Dreamcatcher, Preetam_KORG Nice pics and write up guys.

It was my first T-bhp meet/trek, will be in memories ...
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@_Chikku :
Thank you for thanking us in your second post.
In case we bugged you a lot, we still eagerly hope to meet you in future meets too.

Take Care

Cheers
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Hey where did my post go???!!
anyways good job brendon and fantastic pics here..while you are enjoying the sunrise we are being tormented by the weather here.
Brandon we should have gone on those early morning drives we always planned.

Great Going!!
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