Stand Up Paddling

On Top of the World - Relish the Challenge

Stand Up Paddling at an Altitude of 16,000 ft.

As I sit down to write a blog post for Cinthol's "Relish the Challenge" campaign for third week in a row, I see myself in the middle of nowhere and part of an unique expedition which has set a world record. 

Exactly, two months ago I met April Zilg a friend of mine in a tiny cafe deep down in Kovalam, Kerala. We discussed about a possible Stand Up Paddle expedition in higher altitudes of Himalayas. The idea sounded somewhat offbeat and very challenging to me, since no one else have ever stand up paddled beyond 6,000 ft altitude, where as our expedition would actually begin at 12,000 ft and go beyond. 

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Stand Up Paddling - Backwaters of Shyambhavi River.

Serene River Shyambhavi

Cinthol - Alive is Awesome

Heading into the last week of blogging for “Alive is Awesome” campaign, I thought of taking a break from my regular chores and I headed straight to our surf club, which is located on the coastal region of Karnataka. I was hoping to catch some surf, get tanned and have some fun with my buddies. But luck wasn't on my side as far as the surf was concerned. Nevertheless ocean and rivers can be the biggest playgrounds if you are adventurous and willing to go an extra mile for some pure fun and action.

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