Standing at Hopper Nagar and looking down at the huge Baulter Glacier the first realization was.. Now this IS A Glacier! not those ice puddles that we find on the way to Naran but this, stretching over 18 kms below us. What a sight!
and then we started our descend to get on to the glacier. The more we descended the farther it seemed. I looked back at Saint20, hardly visible at the cliff top even at midway down and thought.. damn! we have to climb back as well!
So holding on to the paratroopers notion of "don't look down when about to jump" we continued downwards towards the glacier without looking up