Walking on Snow? Don’t Ask!

by Mridula on March 19, 2013

in Canon D550,India,Jammu and Kashmir,Photography

I have to admit I am not very fond of walking on snow. My first experience of walking on snow was at my first trek, the Sar Pass Trek. And I was wearing a sneaker. If you have tried to walk on snow wearing a sneaker you know what the experience is like. If you have not done it my advice is not to try it unless you are a mountain person! That first tryst left a strong impression and since then I have not been too fond of walking on snow, ever. But as I try to trek every year I have been forced to walk on snow now and then but with better shoes and better results. But if I could have it my way I would avoid snow on my paths.

Roads at Gulmarg, Kashmir

Roads at Gulmarg, Kashmir

Now on my recent trip to Gulmarg I had no choice. At Gulmarg, I once again found snow, a lot of snow and without any attempt at trekking. It was simply there everywhere, even in March.

The good folks at The Khyber took us to a local shop where we could hire snow boots. My shoe size is small, it is woefully small and usually it is a pain to buy even sneakers. There were four of us on this trip and Neehar and I first tried the adult black boots. After everything turned out to be too big, the shopkeeper went into the inner section and came out with these!

Neehar and I with Electric Blue Snow Boots, Gulmarg

Neehar and I with Electric Blue Snow Boots, Gulmarg

As all the adult black snow boots were two big for us, thankfully both of us, we ended up with electric blue ones meant for kids! Thank god I had company! Blue and all notwithstanding the shoes did the job. I hardly ever slipped. However, the same cannot be said about everyone. But I am not going to make any flippant remarks because I often go to hills and I know they are no laughing matter! This time they spared me but it is they that decide!

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Mridula March 26, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Thank you Easwar. Thankfully I had company.

Thank you Rupam.

It indeed was Niranjan!

Meena apart from you no one else has mentioned me and fashion in the same sentence :D

Raman thank you for stopping by.


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Meena Menon March 20, 2013 at 10:46 am

How can u even say “Blue and all notwithstanding”! They add so much color to otherwise boring shoes… U look like a fashionista :-P


Niranjan March 19, 2013 at 10:40 pm

Should be an interesting experience. Nice post.



rupam { xhobdo } March 19, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Nice to read your post and nice photos.


Easwar Arumugam March 19, 2013 at 9:36 pm

Nice read. Could understand you shoe ‘blues’ [smile]


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