In this first episode of the Trek With Swathi Talk Show, we cover the realities of trekking to Auden's Col. Swathi Chatrapathy interviews Arun Joshi, who completed the Auden's Col trek in May 2017.
He gives us a reality check on the vagaries of the Auden's Col trek, none of which are to be taken lightly.
About Auden's Col:
Auden’s Col is a high mountain pass at an altitude of 18,010 ft above sea level. It is on the ridge connecting the peaks of Gangotri III (21,590 ft) and Jogin I (21,210 ft). The pass is named after John Bicknell Auden of the Geological Survey of India, who first discovered it in 1935 and crossed it in 1939.
Auden’s Col trek is one of the most challenging non-technical treks in Garhwal, and perhaps in all of Indian Himalayas. There are numerous crevasses, precarious ridges and boulder sections along the long arduous trail.
But the trek is rewarding, with awe-inspiring views of the Gangotri group of peaks, the Jogin group, Bhagirathi group, Rudragaira, and Kedar Dome.
If you are an experienced trekker looking for a challenging trek with some incredible mountain views, then this is the trek for you.
If you have been to Auden's Col, drop in a comment with your experience. It will help other trekkers looking to go on the trek.
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