A WHIRLWIND ACCOUNT OF THE HIMALAYA

John Keay’s book on the Himalaya is an armchair explorer’s delight. First published: https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/trends/lifestyle-trends/book-review-himalaya-exploring-the-roof-of-the-world-is-a-great-find-especially-for-armchair-travellers-9719631.html ‘Himalaya: Exploring the Roof of the World’ is a great find, especially for armchair travellers The…

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PURJA’S MISSION ON THE HIGH MOUNTAINS

After climbing some of the biggest mountains of the world, Nirmal ‘Nimsdai’ Purja is now on a mission of a different kind. First published: https://www.firstpost.com/world/nirmal-nimsdai-purja-and-his-himalayan-mission-to-keep-everest-free-of-mountains-of-trash-10590621.html Nirmal ‘Nimsdai’ Purja and his…

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DOUG SCOTT (1941-2020): THE ART OF CLIMBING

The summit of a mountain was not as important for the legendary climber. What mattered was how he got there. First published: https://lifestyle.livemint.com/news/big-story/doug-scott-celebrating-the-late-himalayan-mountaineer-s-life-of-high-adventure-111607946211927.html Doug Scott: Celebrating the late Himalayan mountaineer’s…

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THE LAST BIG CLIMB

K2 in winter had posed a formidable challenge for mountaineers around the world. Ten Nepalis pulled off the impossible in the winter of 2021. First published: https://www.hindustantimes.com/lifestyle/travel/drawn-to-scale-meet-the-all-nepali-team-that-just-made-history-on-k2-101613737210914.html Drawn to scale:…

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HEAVY-METAL CLIMBING, NIMS PURJA STYLE

The Nepali mountaineer pulled off an incredible feat in mountaineering by climbing all fourteen 8,000ers in just six months six days. First published: https://lifestyle.livemint.com/news/big-story/the-man-who-climbed-the-world-s-14-tallest-mountains-in-six-months-111609161813042.html The man who climbed the world’s…

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SHERPANIS ON K2

Frances Klatzel paints a beautiful portrait of the journey of Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita, Maya Sherpa and Dawa Yangzum Sherpa in ‘Daring to Dream’ In the world of high altitude…

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CLIMBING IN WAR ZONES

American climber Steve Swenson recalls poignant moments during his various climbs in India and Pakistan First published: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/people/karakoram-conflicts-american-mountaineer-steve-swenson-recalls-making-his-way-through-a-volatile-landscape/articleshow/68235327.cms American mountaineer Steve Swenson recalls making his way through a volatile landscape…

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WHY SWENSON CONTINUES CLIMBING AT 65

Steve Swenson talks about his insatiable thirst for climbing non-commercial peaks in the high mountains First published:https://www.livemint.com/mint-lounge/features/slowly-up-the-karakoram-1554009524842.html Slowly up the Karakoram Renowned climber¬†Steve Swenson opens up about his climbing career…

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