Edmund Hillary
West Bengal  /  Published 23.05.22

Test to track asteroid Tenzing

Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the first man to climb the highest point on the earth, along with Sir Edmund Hillary, continues to create records in the space, too. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Opinion  /  Published 08.01.22

Climb every mountain

Martin Luther King had dreamt that “one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low” for people of colour. That dream is about to come true as a team of ni...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 03.11.21

Tenzing’s boots now inspire strides to clean Everest

On May 29, 1953, Tenzing Norgay Sherpa stood on the highest peak on earth wearing specially designed boots made of reindeer leather by the famous Swiss company Bally. Sherpa along with New Zealander ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Books  /  Published 01.10.21

Heeding a higher calling

Among the book’s long cast of “failed” heroes, Eric Shipton shines the brightest. In 1933, the year in which James Hilton was busy drafting the ridiculous contours of his Shangri-La,...
By Deeptanil Ray

Culture  /  Published 23.05.21

Danger: Men at Work

By Prasun Chaudhuri


World  /  Published 22.11.20

'All well' Everest reporter dies at 94

Jan Morris, who scooped the Everest conquest in 1953, has died in Wales, aged 94. One of Britain’s finest travel writers, Morris was famous for two events above all in a colourful and varied li...
By Amit Roy in London

West Bengal  /  Published 20.07.19

Edmund Hillary @ 100: tales of man on mission

On Saturday, Edmund Hillary turned 100.Calcutta remembered him with stories and anecdotes of not only as the mountaineer who became the first to climb Mount Everest in 1953, but a person who went on t...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.11.19

In his father’s footsteps to the Himalayas

Mountaineers consider the Hillary Step the last hurdle before they make it to the summit. It is more than 50m from the summit.“Above all I think there is something special about Hillary Step, that i...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 01.03.20

Everest stories from then and now

By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.11.19

Friend recalls leader Ed

An aspiring mountaineer who was in high school when Edmund Hillary became the first to scale Mount Everest received an invitation from Hillary 10 years later to work with him in the Himalayas. Jim Wil...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta


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