The shirts they had made for the trip.
This season was a good one. Getting onto two trips down the Zanskar River. The second one was with a group of kids from the Laburnum Canoe Club in Hackney, England. They where aiming to be the first group of youth to kayak/raft down the river with the youngest one 15 and the oldest 19. They had the past year raising 24000 pounds to get the eleven of them and there 3 leaders over to India.
I meet them all a little past Kargil on there first night driving to the Put in. This was because after finishing my first trip, I jumped into a Sumo Jeep with all my gear and the last Harry Potter Novel and got driven back up to the top of the river.
Meeting up with the group was great. All were full of energy and some sang all the way to the river. Some great sights on the way over as well. Eventually you just stop counting glaciers.
It was a great five days on the river and with only six swims, I would say they did quite well. Enjoy the Photos.
Rafters and gear boats enjoying the late afternoon sun.