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Legendary Maps From The Himalayan Club
Legendary Maps From The Himalayan Club
Legendary Maps From The Himalayan Club
Legendary Maps From The Himalayan Club
Legendary Maps From The Himalayan Club
Legendary Maps From The Himalayan Club
Legendary Maps From The Himalayan Club
Legendary Maps From The Himalayan Club

Legendary Maps From The Himalayan Club

Commemorating 90 Years of the Iconic Institution

By (author) Harish Kapadia


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  • Portrays a history of 90 years of Himalayan climbing and exploration, using the best possible sketch maps from the Himalayan Journal
  • The Himalaya Club celebrates its 90th year in 2018, with over 420,000 members worldwide
  • An important reference on the history of climbing in this range, with diary entries, historical photographs, and hand-drawn maps drawn from each expedition
  • Full Description
    The last 90 years have been a glorious period in Himalayan exploration. As elite climbers from across the globe have attempted to discover the Himalaya, the Himalayan Club, founded in 1928, has played a pioneering role in chronicling their expeditions for posterity. Maps of these expeditions, preserved by the Himalayan Journal, comprise a historical treasure. Legendary explorations like Shipton and Tilman's route into Nanda Devi Sanctuary, Maurice Herzog's Annapurna ascent the first to scale a peak over 26,300 feet and Sir Chris Bonington's exploration of routes to Menluntse continue to arouse fascination. More recently, Harish Kapadia completed a century-old quest to track the route of the Brahmaputra River; Group Capt. V. K. Sashindran has explored the unknown Kunzang Valley; and A.V. Saunders attempted the ascent of Panch Chuli, ending in one of the most dramatic mountain rescues ever to succeed at such altitudes. All are included in this volume. With some of the routes and climbs documented here yet to be repeated, these important maps are accompanied by texts from the adventurers who drew them. Taken together, they are a tribute to the rich history of modern engagement with the world's most challenging mountain range. Contents: Kashmir - East Karakoram; Karakoram; Himachal Pradesh; Uttarakhand; Nepal - Tibet; Sikkim - Arunachal Pradesh - Bhutan.
    About the Author
    Harish Kapadia has made a unique contribution to our knowledge of the Himalaya: as editor of the Himalayan Journal, one of the most authoritative and comprehensive records of exploratory activity in the Himalaya; through his numerous books and as a leader and organiser of countless expeditions over the last 50 years. Harish has personally climbed more than 30 Himalayan peaks, many of them first ascents. He has also crossed more than 150 Himalayan passes to explore different valleys. Harish has received many awards including the Royal 'Patron's Medal', by the Royal Geographical Society, the first Indian to receive this highest adventure award after 125 years. The President of India honoured him with the prestigious 'Tensing Norgay National Adventure Award' (2003) for Life Time achievements, and he also received the 'King Albert I Mountain Award' in Switzerland and Piolets D'or Asia 2017, UIAAA, considered as the Oscar award of mountaineering. Harish is frequently invited to lecture on his Himalayan exploits, and is Honorary member of many international organisations, and Editor Emeritus of the Himalayan Club. He is married, and lives in Mumbai.
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    Roli Books
    1st Sep 2018
    228 mm x 171 mm
    240 Pages
    150 color, b&w
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