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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

A SOLDIER’S LIFE AT SIACHEN

Before setting off for home, a soldier recalls the fight for survival on the highest battlefield in the world First published:https://scroll.in/article/803438/first-person-we-can-tackle-enemies-on-siachen-but-theres-not-much-we-can-do-about-nature First person: We can tackle enemies on Siachen, but…

Continue Reading →

THE SHITTY BUSINESS ON EVEREST

For close to two months each spring, a civilisation comes to life at Everest Base Camp. Sanitation in these higher reaches is a major issue, with close to 12,000kg of…

Continue Reading →

DOUG SCOTT ON CHASING PEAKS

Doug Scott comes from the generation of climbers for whom, the journey was more important than the destination. Over the years, his adventures – and misadventures – took him up…

Continue Reading →