2022 and 2023
Climbing 6812m Ama Dablam to raise awareness for diabetes
"One fall doesn’t make one a fiasco"
I took a break from my professional life to fulfill the dreams we had weaved together. Yet nothing gave me closure. As a tribute to his indelible spirit, I did Kailash Mansarovar yatra in Tibet, a journey of 250 km on foot which gave me closure in a sense that I could feel his ethereal presence with me, guiding me and nudging me in form of a gust of wind or trembling of a wildflower. I could feel him perched on faraway mountains always having my back. The journey of his loss taught me that real connections are intangible and surreal.
A dream coming true
Varuna's expedition with the army
Varuna Raina is from India, an Anaesthesiologist by profession and an aspiring mountaineer by passion. Born in Kashmir, surrounded by picturesque mountains and valleys. Her dad was an avid hiker and she inherited her love for mountains from him. She did her first trek as a five-year-old to Amarnath cave in Kashmir on foot at an altitude of around 13,000 feet. This first trek laid the foundation for her deep love for mountains. As her dad would often say, “what mountains would teach you, no book ever will.” Now she sets out to the mountains to raise awareness for diabetes.
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