Engelstalige klimgids Himalaya en Karakoram met een overzicht van alle 6000-ers in het gebiedGreat interest in Mountaineering and trekking in the Himalaya was awakened soon after Mt. Everest was climbed by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953. Mountaineering became a sport, as a number of expeditions were organized and many peaks were climbed. Mountain training institutes were set up to provide training to the enthusiastic climbers. The Indian Mountaineering Foundation came into being to support the climbing groups and other institutes that were being formed. Many adventure oriented clubs mushroomed all over the country to organize treks and expeditions. The Indian Army took a lead role through schools, followed by other wings of the Ministry of Defence to organize several mountaineering expeditions in various parts of the Himalaya. In the succeeding years a number of mountaineers ventured towards far out peaks in the Himalaya. Indian climbers set high standards in climbing numerous rewarding peaks, including the high 8000m peaks. That also brought the peaks of the Karakoram into the ambit of Indian mountaineers and several peaks of that region were climbed. In this book the author has complied information of all attempts and climbs in the Himalaya and the Karakoram Range by Indian climbers since the 1950s. The book contains information on the topography of the peaks above 6000m, and the state of explorations by Indian climbers. This climbing book should prove to be a useful source book for all climbers.
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