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IN THE LAP OF GODDESS ANNAPURNA
August 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+5.5
YPS Meet | August 4, Sat | 6:30 PM | State Youth Centre
Sri. B V Prakash, has been organizing and taking part in a number of Himalayan expeditions for the last several years. His recent venture was the trek to Mt. Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal during March-April this year.
Considered as one of the classic treks, the climb to Annapurna Base camp at 14500 ft. involves trekking for about 10 days. Traversing the Nepali villages in the beginning the trail heads through high mountains, glaciers and deep gorges of Kali Gandaki river and a lovely forest of Pines, Oak & Birch with colorful rhododendron flowers adorning the trees all along. In this slide show Mr. Prakash will take us through the trail showcasing the details of the trek, the difficulties and logistics besides giving an idea about the life of the people there.
Sri. BV Prakash is a qualified and experienced Mountaineer, Photographer & Travel writer. Having taken voluntary retirement as a Bank officer to pursue his interests he has travelled to every nook and corner of India. He has wandered all over South East Asia and explored the jungles of Borneo climbing the highest peak Mt. Kinabalu and also Pinnacles. Backpacking alone for three months he has extensively travelled all over Europe. With a natural flair for adventure he has undergone all the training in Mountaineering and Skiing. He himself has lead and taken part in numerous climbing expeditions including Spanish and British expeditions. Sri. Prakash has summited several Himalayan peaks like Stok Kangri, Ladakhi, Koteshwar and the 22410 ft. Mt. Kedar Dome and is the First Indian to climb Mt. Akela Kila (20000 ft.) in 1994. He has also organized a number of treks and expeditions. In recognition of his achievements he has been bestowed with numerous awards and honors including the Kempegowda Award in 2007. He was also honored at the Akhila Bharatha Kannada Sahitya Sammelana at Gadag in the year 2010.
Another facet of Sri. Prakash is that he is an avid travel writer and has contributed innumerable articles to newspapers and magazines like Deccan Herald, Sudha besides being co-author of books like Bengaluru & Karnataka, Jungle Tales etc.
Last but not least, Sri. Prakash is also keenly interested in Photography, particularly Travel photography which started as a result of his treks & travels. He attributes his learnings on Photography to his long association with YPS as a member.
You can find more information about some of his experiences from his blog titled “Treks and Travels” at http://bvprakash.blogspot.in/.
Come, let us experience the trek to Annapurna base camp!