It is difficult to forget the jovial face of Pooran Singh, one of the
porters/guides who also used to serve breakfast and dinner. Breakfast and
dinners started as social affairs at the first camp at Gangotri where everybody
ate slowly and relished the food (the food also being tasty back then),
but quickly moved on to become a necessary evil, with people forcing food
down their gullets in a hurry, trying to get it over with and move to the
warmth of their sleeping bags.