Most terrifying bridge I have ever crossed

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It all started nicely enough on a misty monsoon morning deep in the Garhwal Himalayas

 

And then we got lost and couldn't find a way across this river

Then we got lost and couldn’t find a way across the Khatling river which was in spate

 

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The river was so wild it created it’s own misty micro climate in the valley, Finally after stumbling around we spotted a bridge in the distance.

 

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Scott approaches the bridge and says “Looks like its been repaired……with mud and moss”

 

Scott ropes up and considers the first steps across

Scott ropes up and considers the first steps across

 

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We halved the contents of our rucksacks so that if we fell in we might stand a better chance of getting out alive

 

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The roar of the monsoon torrent was deafening and terrifying. The water cascading over the rock was higher than the bridge

 

Now it was my turn. My stomach was in a knot and I can still remember every move across that flimsy structure

Now it was my turn. Crossing this was such an intense experience that I can still remember every move across that flimsy structure

 

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We scrambled up the far side of the valley and camped at an abandoned shepherds camp. Note the track leading down to river on the far side

 

 


 

 

 

 

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