Undertaking a Himalayan trek is a fearsome endeavour for any grade of adventure seekers but if you suffer from chronic asthma, the entire game shifts to an altogether different level. Anusha Subramanian recounts how she overcame her medical condition, doubts and misgivings, and how she started off on an amazing relationship with the high mountains through her first Himalayan trek in Arunachal Pradesh in 2006. [All photos by the author]

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Anusha Subramanian