In this nugget of an authentic adventure book, written during the early part of the pandemic induced lockdown in India, Dhruv leads us into the heart of the great wilderness of the Himalaya and the ‘last frontier’ that is Alaska, narrating fascinating adventures, many solo, experienced on the saddle of a mountain bike and with a pack on his back. Dhruv has explored wide open spaces and the remotest wilderness on his bicycle from the Old Hindustan-Tibet Road in Kinnaur to the highest mountains in Sikkim. His seven absorbing stories reveal the magical weave of the Himalayan wild and the pioneering and resilient spirit of adventure cycling and the nascent culture of bike packing in India.
Away inspires us to discover raw freedom in the mountains, valleys and the great outdoors. The lockdown has revealed to us that as our bodies remained caged indoors, our heart and soul yearned to be reunited with the natural environment. We experience a higher joy and consciousness when exploring the wild and immersing ourselves in the stillness and beauty of the forest and the valley, the orchestra of bird songs and the bracing mountain winds.