West Bengal  /  Published 30.05.21

HMI honours Radhanath Sikdar

The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) on Saturday dedicated a library after Radhanath Sikdar, the first person to reckon the height of Mount Everest whose contribution has often been overlooked...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 12.05.21

Glenary's plan falls through

The Darjeeling district administration is reportedly averse to Glenary’s plan to set up an isolation centre for Covid-19 patients in its restaurant on its top floor, as it is in the heart of the...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Jharkhand  /  Published 16.04.21

Adventure mentor gears up for Everest

Climbing mountains, running and stretching exercises at a height of 4,500 ft above sea level is a daily routine for Asmita Dorjee as she prepares for a Herculean task. The 37-year-old Jamshedpur...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

Calcutta  /  Published 07.01.21

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute aims for record in yoga

The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) is looking at creating a world record by organising a 75-hour relay yoga event involving more than 200 participants to commemorate 75 years of India’...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 02.10.20

Delayed by Covid, bike race in November

The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) here has decided to organise the second edition of Tenzing Norgay Mountain Biking (MTB) challenge next month with the organisers including a virtual cyclin...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


West Bengal  /  Published 10.07.20

HMI's breathe-easy aid easy on the pocket

The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI), Darjeeling, has come up with a low-cost innovation “for emergencies” amid the raging Covid-19 pandemic. At a time paucity of ventilators is m...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

North East  /  Published 24.04.20

NGOs cry out for Assam government help

As many as 73 NGOs are providing relief to the poor, stranded and marginalised families across the city with logistical backing from the Kamrup (metro) administration but there has been no direct gove...
By Ali Fauz Hassan in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 26.08.19

Apex body to deny permit to scale Kanchenjunga

India’s apex mountaineering authority will not issue permits to scale the 8,586m Kanchenjungha, the third highest peak of the world, and several other peaks that are considered sacred in deference t...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 25.05.19

Steel city’s best Pal to bid goodbye, head to Dehradun

Bachendri Pal may bid goodbye to Jamshedpur and her employer Tata Steel after retirement, but will continue to strive for women empowerment. The legendary mountaineer, whose five-year extension at the...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 04.02.20

TSAF gears up for summer thrill

Tata Steel Adventure Foundation, with its winter sojourn coming to an end later this month, has switched gears to conduct the annual summer outdoor leadership programme in the Garhwal Himalayas in Utt...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur


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