Rijul Gill is a young man who lives in my area and is passionate about mountaineering. In the past couple of years he has exhausted the routes in our area and is looking for more challenges and to continue exploring further and further. It makes me happy to see young people pushing their limits and exploring these beautiful mountains all around us. Here is a short interview with him
- Name : Rijul Gill
- Age : 24
- Hometown : DHARAMSALA
- How I got into trekking : One fine day my friend said lets climb MON Peak . I never knew about climbing and trekking and had never been to the Mountains before ( not even Triund ) I promptly said yes little knowing that peak climbing was a technical thing . We obviously did not make it to the top of MON Peak but I did make it to the top of INDRAHARA PASS . I have never looked back since that day and have trekked across many passes
- Trekking equipment used : I have used equipment of various brands like LAFUMA , LOAMER , CLIFF CLIMBERS , INESCA , WILDCRAFT , ADIDAS , THE NORTH FACE to name a few .
- My favourites treks and routes : In DHAULADHAR RANGE KUNDLI PASS is my all time favourite trek route from KHANYARA ( DHARAMSALA ) to KWARSI ( HOLI ) CHAMBA . TORAL PASS , TALANG PASS , BHIMGHASUTRI PASS , JARALU PASS , SINGHAR PASS, MAKORI PASS . In PIR PANJAL RANGE CHOBIA PASS , KALICHO PASS , DARATI PASS , CHENI PASS IN GREAT HIMALAYAS SHIV SHANKAR / SERSANK LA PASS , POAT LA , KANG LA PASS .
Rijul has done all this so far with his friends and by his own efforts. He wishes to pursue Mountaineering and is looking at some courses in the immediate future. It is difficult following your passion sometimes, but one has to keep at it. Eventually, the love of what you do infects everyone around you and you are encouraged by your peers to do more.
Rijul, we all appreciate your efforts so far, good luck in your future trips and keep on keepin’ on, brother!!!!