Jan 15, 2014
Hike, bike and raft: AquaTerra Challenge 2013 in Rishikesh
The Outdoor Journal
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11 teams – 70 odd kilometers – 44 participants, this multi-day competition in the upper Ganga Valley saw the birth of endurance events in the scenic Garhwal hills of the Himalayas
A first-of-its-kind, the AquaTerra Challenge was organized as a charity event for the June 2013 flood victims of Uttarakhand, and with the goal of bringing tourists back to this scenic Himalayan destination.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Znne8pZbQU]
The endurance event brought together fit enthusiasts and also less-experienced corporate warriors in teams of four. As media partner, a team of two from The Outdoor Journal also hit the trails to get a feel of the whole competition – 23k hiking, 16k cycling, 30k rafting, which required moderate physical fitness, mental acumen and the spirit of camaraderie.