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Saifee expedition, October 1999

Slow and steady wins the slope

Having tackled the treacherous bend, we were faced with another massive rock slide with a menacing slope. It was
demoralising just to look at this climb, and it required much persuasion from the porters and Rana bhai to keep us moving. Reaching the top of the rock slide visible in this picture we realised that there was an approximately equal height still remaining to be climbed but it was invisible from the bottom of the climb since it had a gentler slope than the first part. This was the absolute letdown for all of us, and Balu put up a brilliant act of crying and throwing a tantrum, but Harshad suspect to the day that there was more reality in that act than histrionics.

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