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World  /  Published 12.03.20

Beijing cancels Everest permits

China has cancelled permits for Mount Everest because of the coronavirus, expedition organisers said Thursday, ahead of the spring climbing season on the world’s highest peak.Last year’s traffic-c...
By AFP in Kathmandu

Jharkhand  /  Published 06.02.20

TSAF stint for tribal climber

Swarnalata Dalai is all set to scale a new high next month.The 22-year-old tribal woman from Jagadhia village in Jajpur district of Odisha, who climbed Mount Everest in 2018, will be joining Tata Stee...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

World  /  Published 18.12.19

Veterans critical of new Everest rules

Veteran climbers of Mount Everest are sceptical that proposed new regulations by the Nepali government to tighten the permit process for adventurers will address the root causes of this year’s heavy...
By Reuters in London

Jharkhand  /  Published 13.12.19

TSAF feels ‘absence’ of Bachendri Pal

Climbers looking to conquer the world’s tallest peak under the banner of the steel city’s premier adventure outfit may be in for a disappointment as it has not sent any climber to Mt Everest this...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshdepur

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 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

Opinion  /  Published 26.08.19

Adventure tourism over ecological concerns

Sir — The Union home ministry recently lifted mountaineering restrictions on 137 Himalayan peaks, including the Kanchenjunga. This has particularly miffed Sikkim, as 12 of the peaks are considered s...
By The Telegraph in

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

Opinion  /  Published 02.07.19

Everest deaths are due to human error

Twenty one mountaineers have lost their lives this spring. The toll is much higher than that of previous years. Significantly, out of these 21 climbers, 12 were on an Everest expedition, four were cli...
By Basanta Singha Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 23.06.19

A desi snack in England

Sir — Amit Roy’s report on Angus Denoon, a British chef bringing Calcutta to London through his ‘Jhalmuri Express’ (“Jhalmuri Express a hit at Oval”, June 12), a colourful makeshift stall,...
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