We met the rest of the guys before reaching the top, which was now only few meters ahead of us.
By the time we met them, they had already made it to the top and were actually having fun by sitting over a tree, our ancestral place! To relive and rejoice their enjoyment, they were giving different poses for the camera.
During this event, my friend Vinodh who is kind of heavy was sitting at edge of a branch and was posing for photos being captured by Surya. First shot, done. Surya went on to take another shot. After adjusting the camera, when he tried to focus on Vinodh, he was out focus. Even Sunil and Mahanthesh who were least bothered with photos, also were shocked as Vinodh vanished from the spot he was sitting. They went over to the edge of the rock and found him between smaller rocks under the branch he was sitting on which is about 2-3 meters. Controlling the pain he had felt, he acted as if nothing happened. But he had bruises on his leg and cuts on his foot and knees. The severity of cut could be guessed by the puncture in his pant.
We also arrived on the scene of the accident. Surya explained the whole event. Kp examined deeply for any cuts or scratches and found nothing.
Not even a scratch on the surface of the rock, on which Vinodh fell. It must be hard and so is our Vinodh who continued the journey with little help from Kp and Subbu. We all made it to the top and now got to know the real bad news.
Mahanthesh, Sunil, Surya and Vinodh who carried our bags the other way finished most of the snacks we had brought except for a couple of biscuit packs. We satisfied ourselves with those remaining biscuits. A big thanks to a boy who came there with fruit juices and quenched our thirst.
Later, we had some amazing time. I wished I was lighter by a few pounds just because i wanted to fly with the wind.this wind that was already blowing heavily almost pushed us, but with a little more effort, it could have lifted us. Amid all this fun, we captured these amazing moments.
An hour later, we all left. Subbu, accompanying Vinodh came slowly. We also moved pretty slowly. Enjoying the amazing view around the hill, we moved with ease (as we were descending the other way- the easier path).
Once again it started to rain. It was drizzling and this time I enjoyed it a lot as compared to my previous encounter. We made it to the ground pretty smoothly .
Subbu was with Vinodh all time providing the help Vinodh needed.
Later, we all went to a near by Hospital to clean the wound Vinodh suffered and to have it properly dressed.
Although we had this incident with Vinodh, we returned home safe and sound thereafter, we enjoyed the trip to maximum and also learnt a very valuable lesson at the end of day.