Partner in climb: Two of India's leading trad climbers, Rohit Vartak and Ganesh Geedh attempt to speed climb Duke's Nose. An iconic 300ft tall rock pillar that has become quite the test piece among Indian climbing community.

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Bouldering in Chatru should be on one's bucket list. Located high up in the Himalayas, it is a paradise for climbers. Discovered in year 2000 by a British climber named Pil Lockey, this climbing arena has gained eminence over a decade.

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At 12000ft Suru Boulder Fest was the highest bouldering party in the world. A first of its kind climbing festival, Suru encapsulates undulated fun and exploration.In its first edition, the festival saw participation from over 50 climbers coming from 18 different countries. Laying the foundation of a unique climbing destination and an unmissable event on the world climbing calendar.

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Deep seated in the Himalayas the forlorn frontier that is the Zanskar range, seldom sees any action. However, the mountains were recently visited by a seasoned climbing couple - Cosmin Andron and Cristina Pogacean.Quick thinking, a two day push, a "supercouloir" and a few sketchy moments indeed made for the perfect recipe to nail the first ascent on the south face of the peak, that is T16.

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