the call came. i had to answer.

They say, ‘We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.’ One thing which I learned from Cochin Adventure Foundation (CAF) through the treks and team is to seek more from nature through seeing more and listening more. The professional trek team went beyond their usual followed-to-the-tee trekking professionalism and organized a fun-trek, for the first time, to Avalanche Ootty.

The trek announcement came one afternoon in Watsapp and I literally jumped from my office desk and declared to our Chief, Noushad, that am in. ‘Sorry Veena, its not for ladies!’ I sank into my ergonomically designed office chair that revolves! Funny right? You sit in a chair and without moving you can go round and round. I told myself ‘Fool, you are not going anywhere if you are going to sit in this chair. Instead, get up and chase the Chief!’ I did just that. I answered the call.

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From top left to right: the CAF mates give a retro hunter gang feel; the lonely languor silhouette; the chocolate dusting on Wagon R – i couldn’t resist scribbling; the ghee roasted chappathi and vegetable curry breaky.