At the top of that climb, we could see only rocks ahead of us. Big boulders, roundish and lying on top of each other. It covered a massive flat area, the size of two football fields. It suddenly seemed like we were on an alien planet, with a completely different topography. Even though it seemed like we could just walk and hop over the rocks, the sheer size of each rock would make it a difficult passage. It was a glacial landform, that had changed the entire landscape of the area a couple of years ago. There was an actual glacier underneath those massive boulders. And as the person we met on the climb told us, there was a “dhalaan” somewhere, which meant the hard ice of the glacier had given away to form sort of a crater in the middle of that boulder field.

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