A Comparison of 5 Top Countries that Attempted Peaks in Indian Himalayas during 2010-14

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine | Nov-Dec 2015 | Contents

Here is a quick comparison of tastes of top five (5) foreign country mountaineers who attempted peaks in the Indian Himalayas during 2010-14.

(Note: The following visual uses ISO 3166 Country Codes. For example, GB is the code for the United Kingdom.)

A Comparison of 5 Top Foreign Mountaineer Countries that Visited Indian Himalayas during 2010-14

The United Kingdom tops in six of total nine parameter categories used for comparison:

  1. Total Number of Expeditions
  2. Total Number of Peaks Attempted
  3. Number of Attempts
  4. Total Expedition Duration (Days)
  5. Peaks Attempted per Year
  6. Expeditions per Year

However, success rate of the British expeditions was the lowest. Average expedition duration was the second highest i.e. British mountaineers were not the fastest climbers.

Spain, the second top country, topped in two parameter categories and scored second position in four categories. Spaniards were the fastest climbers and the most successful.

 

Japan was the third leading mountaineering country because it scored second position in five parameter categories:

  1. Preferred Peak Altitude (Meters)
  2. Peaks Attempted Per Year
  3. Expedition-Success Rate (%)
  4. Total Expedition Duration (Days)
  5. Total Number of Peaks Attempted

The following table shows number of parameter categories vis-à-vis position of the country for the parameter. For example, France scored 1st position in one category,  3rd position in three categories, 4th position in one category, and 5th position in four categories.

Parameter-specific Ranking of Top 5 Mountaineering Countries

Country
1st Position
2nd Position
3rd Position
4th Position
5th Position

United Kingdom
6
1
0
1
1

Spain
2
4
1
0
2

Japan
0
5
1
2
1

Germany
1
1
3
4
0

France
1
0
3
1
4

 

For more details browse the following graphs:

 

Foreign Expeditions: Number of Peaks vs Number of Attempts

 

 

State Wise Total Duration of Foreign Expeditions to Indian Himalayas

 

Foreign Expeditions: Himalayan State Wise Average Duration (Days)

 

State Wise Number and Share of Foreign Expeditions

 

Peaks Attempted Per Foreign Expedition

 

Foreign Expeditions: Preferred Peak Altitude (Meters)

 

Foreign Expeditions: Aggregate and State Specific Success Rate

 

Annual Foreign Expedition Rate vs Peak Rate

 

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