[Photograph: Dibrugheta]


In a letter to the mountaineer W. H. Murray in 1950, T. G. Longstaff, the pioneering explorer of this region, wrote:

I was entranced to get your letter from the Dibrugheta Alp … There is no more lovely place in all Himachal. You have seen the best — and now understand what I mean by ‘living in the present’: just forget all before-and-after and soak the moment into you so that it will never come out. Just travel is the thing. Number your red-letter days by camps not by summits (no time there) … Enjoy — and for always, as you can thro' concentration.

[W. H. Murray, Present moments, Alpine Journal, 86 (1981), 47–57].

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