A crow rests on a branch on the 14km path up to Bhojpasa Ashram. Mountains tower above the valley path up to the Gangotri glacier while the tree line disappears along with any sense of scale. What seems like a 100 metres is actually over a kilometre. It is early spring and the winter cold is losing its grip on the high altitude environment. Huge and spontaneous landslides break the sound of boots, breath and the Bhagirathi river as large boulders, rocks and gravel thunder down towards the river. The Bhagirathi river eventually joins the Yamuna to form the Ganges 100kms downstream from this point.