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Mountaineering
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

West Bengal  /  Published 12.11.18

Climbers clear hills of trash

A team of climbers has collected over 3,000kg of garbage from Sandakphu, Bengal’s highest point at 11,929ft, and other areas in the Singalila National Park and its fringes over the past five days as...
By Bireswar Banerjee in

Travel  /  Published 29.06.19

The ABC of mountain treks

They say the Gods reside in the mountains. You really need to get up there to actually experience the divine. The higher you go, the closer you get to Him. The connect with nature, the oneness with th...
By Sudhir Ahuja in

North East  /  Published 13.10.19

Trekkers clean hills of trash along trail

A plogging trek along the Bailey Trail in West Kameng and Tawang districts of Arunachal Pradesh, organised by the Arunachal Mountaineering and Adventure Sports Association, in collaboration with the m...
By Damien Lepcha in Tawang

West Bengal  /  Published 21.08.19

Sikkim expedition route to Kanchenjungha

The Union home ministry has opened up 137 mountain peaks, including Kanchenjungha (8586m) — the third- highest in the world, for expeditions from the Sikkim side . The Sikkim government had banned e...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.09.19

Centre heeds peak bar call

The Centre has rescinded its decision to allow climbing and trekking on 14 Himalayan peaks in Sikkim in the wake of vociferous protests against the possible desecration of the mountaintops held sacred...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Gangtok


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