Weekly trekking tales #08
Himalayan Dog Photo, mystery unveiled.
The real story behind the That Mysterious 'Winter is Coming' Himalayan Dog Photo. An interview with Sebastian Wahlhuetter.
To foster the spirit of risk-taking and team work, the Modi government has asked the 50 lakh central government employees to participate in adventure sports. The measure was also aimed at tackling "the alarming situation of stress and impact of sedentary life" on them. "It would create and foster spirit of risk taking, cooperative team work, capacity of readiness and vital response to challenging situations and endurance," an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said. Read More.
Book Preview: Extreme Eiger by Peter and Leni Gillman
Should they give up? Or go on? That was the question confronting the two teams attempting the Eiger North Face Direct in March 1966 after the leader of the American/British team, John Harlin, died in a fall. The teams had spent four weeks on the attempt, climbing between storms at some of the highest technical levels achieved in the Alps. Read More.
Some articles are better left unread
Enakshi Sharma provides an outstanding example of "How to not convey a single original thought in a 600 word article". Read A starter's guide to Indian Himalayas.
New adventure tourism centre in Almora (Kumaon)
To promote adventure tourism activities in the region, the Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN) opened its booking centre for adventure tourism in Almora on Friday. This is the first such centre to come up in Kumaon and will be dedicated entirely to adventure tourism activities in the region. The centre will exclusively take bookings for paragliding, river rafting, rock climbing and trekking. Read more.
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