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The Centre has rescinded its decision to allow climbing and trekking on 14 Himalayan peaks in Sikkim in the wake of vociferous protests against the possible desecration of the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

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

North East  /  Published 23.02.20

Adventure sports at Assam State Zoo and Botanical Garden

Adventure sports facilities are being set up on the premises of the Assam State Zoo and Botanical Garden on Sunday.The installation of the adventure sport facilities is the result of a memorandum of u...
By Hiranya Barman in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 17.06.19

Mount Everest: Peak of danger

Deaths have never dampened the desire to ‘conquer’ Everest. Not even the sight of bodies — removing the dead from the slopes is often not possible and many remain visible — seems to frighten c...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 31.12.18

Frostbite toll on Sri Kailash climbers

Four mountaineers from Bengal who recently scaled Sri Kailash (6,932m) in Uttarakhand are battling frostbite and are on the verge of losing their fingers and toes, a price several veteran climbers say...
By Bitan Sikdar 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

Jharkhand  /  Published 18.03.20

Coronavirus cloud over Sikkim trek

The Covid-19 threat has put a question mark over a trek to be shepherded by Everester Premlata Agarwal next month.The pandemic has forced Premlata to keep her fingers crossed even though most of the s...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

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

West Bengal  /  Published 09.01.20

60 join HMI climbathon

The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling has finalised its plan to conduct the institution’s first-ever climbathon in which 60 participants will climb three peaks within nine days.In cli...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Jharkhand  /  Published 24.12.19

TSAF climbers scale newer heights

Climbers of Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF), who donned Jharkhand jerseys, came up with excellent performances at the Open National Sports Climbing Championship that concluded here on Monday ev...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur


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