We braved -7 degrees Celsius without sleeping bags.
We trekked 15 hours (a typical trek day is 7-8 hours) in a day.
We ascended nearly 6,500 feet (against recommended 1,500 feet ascent per day) in a day.
And to make it worse, we didn’t have food for 32 hours.
Such extremes could’ve easily proved fatal, but 25 of us survived, somehow, on this trek to Rupin Pass (15,250 feet).