The Treacherous Trek: A Story of Survival and Loss in Uttarakhand

In the aftermath of a deadly blizzard in Uttarakhand, grieving families reflect on the lives of nine trekkers from Karnataka who perished. Among them, Sindhu, a spirited 46-year-old techie, and her 71-year-old friend Asha are remembered for their passion for trekking. Survivors and experts discuss safety measures and preparedness for future expeditions.


PTI | Bengaluru | Updated: 08-06-2024 19:50 IST | Created: 08-06-2024 19:50 IST
The Treacherous Trek: A Story of Survival and Loss in Uttarakhand
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Five days after a freak weather incident claimed the lives of nine trekkers from Karnataka, families and friends are left grappling with grief and unanswered questions. N R Satheesan, brother-in-law of 46-year-old Sindhu, recounts how she decided to join the ill-fated trek last minute due to a friend's insistence.

Among the deceased were Sindhu and her 71-year-old friend Asha, one of Karnataka's oldest women trekkers, who accompanied her husband on this trek. As Satheesan rushed to support his mourning brother, he reflected on Sindhu's free-spirited nature and passion for trekking.

Survivors and families emphasize the need for better preparedness and survival training for trekking expeditions, while also acknowledging the unpredictable nature of weather in mountainous regions. The tragedy serves as a somber reminder for all adventurers.

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