Rinku (Rajender Sharma) and I have known each other since 2000 when we were both running a mountaineering course at WHMI, Manali. Both of us were (and are) passionate about climbing and mountains. Of course, we hit it off instantly and have worked loads of trips together. Rinku has climbed various peaks all over the Himachal and Uttarakhand – Bara Shigri, CB 13, CB 14, Menthosa, Joanli, Fray Peak, Hanuman Tibba, Deo Tibba to name a few. Rinku is also and very good skier and has represented Himachal in many National Ski Championships. Soft-spoken and quick to laugh, you will always find him humming an old Hindi tune while walking or cooking in camps.