Travel blog Gadling.com, for which I contribute on a regular basis, is having another theme day today, this time focused on the very broad subject of remote or dangerous travel. As a result, most of the stories on the site are about adventure travel to some degree, with articles on a number of different topics.
My own contribution to the topic is an article on the Nanda Devi Sanctuary in India. This remote corner of the Himalaya is definitely a unique and interesting place that is legendary for both its challenges and beauty. The Sanctuary itself is ringed in by a wall of mountains, the shortest of which is 19,700 feet in height. That wall prevented outside intruders from reaching the interior of the region until 1934, when British explorers Eric Shipton and H.W. Tillman finally found a way in. Once inside, they also gained access to Nanda Devi herself, the 25,643 foot tall mountain named after a Hindu goddess. That mountain is also considered one of the most beautiful in the world, haunting the dreams of mountaineers everywhere.
Some other stories appearing at Gadling today include a great story with six tips for traveling in the dangerous city of Mogadishu. There is also a story on dressing for extreme travel, which will probably seem like old hat to most of you, but still has some good tips to think about. For the ladies, there is a guide for packing for adventure travel, with a few more articles in the queue that will be going up later in the afternoon.
Adventure travelers should hopefully find some good things on Gadling today, and everyday. It’s one of the best travel sites on the Internet, and I’m happy to be associated with them.
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