Temperatures dropped below -7 degrees Celsius at night water turned ice, tents were covered with snow negotiating narrow paths barely more than 2 feet these were the challenges taken by 19 students of Birla High School for Boys on an expedition to Champtang peak (13,500) in Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand.
We started our journey from Joshimath to Dhak village by Jeep and trek to our first camp at Kuala. Journey to the second camp at Gulin is much tougher than the first days trek. Temperature started dropping from our third camp at Tally, when it snows throughout the night and water turned ice, hands and feet were numb, but we brave our way to climb mount Champtang. Such trips like this change the attitude of young people.
They become more responsible after facing adverse situations. It also helps builds leadership qualities. 19 student climbed the peak under the able leadership of Joydeep Ghosal and his team from Juniper and special thanks to the Award Leaders Gautam Ghose and Pranab Chakraborty.