9 West Bengal Cities Organized Mountaineering Trips in 2016

9 Mountaineering expedition organizing cities of West Bengal

Only nine (9) cities scattered in six districts of West Bengal organized mountaineering trips in 2016. Among these cities, Kolkata accounted for the highest share (65.52% | 19). Asansol and Ishapore, accounting for equal number of the trips, 2 (6.90%) each, shared the second slot. Each of the remaining seven…

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6 West Bengal Districts that Organized Mountaineering Trips in 2016

6 Mountaineering expedition organizing districts of West Bengal

West Bengal organized fifty percent (50%) of total Indian mountaineering expeditions in 2016. All these originated from just six districts (26.09%) of the state. Even among these six districts the distribution of mountaineering trips was lopsided. For example, 65.52% (19) expeditions originated from Kolkata district and 13.79% (4) from North…

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West Bengal is Top Mountaineering Expedition Organizing Indian State

Top Indian Mountaineer States

Only 30% (9) of total Indian states (30) organized mountaineering expeditions in 2016.  West Bengal organized half (29) of total fifty-eight (58) expeditions. Maharashtra stood second (6 | 10.34%), followed by Uttarakhand (5 | 8.62%). Himachal Pradesh organized just two expeditions. Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, and Telangana…

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Who Led Indian Mountaineering Expeditions in 2016?

Leaders of Indian mountaineering expeditions

In 2016, both men and women led Indian mountaineering expeditions. However, men led more than 96% of the expeditions and women led less than 4%. Here is the infographic, Indian Mountaineering Expedition Leaders in 2016: A Gender Analysis, showing this very lopsided distribution of leadership roles between the genders:  …

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Terrific Mountaineering Traffic to Indian Himalayas in 2015

Share of Indian Himalayan Peak Providing States in Total Mountaineering Traffic in 2015

Share of Different Types of Mountaineering Traffic Share of Indian Himalayan Peak Providing States in Total Mountaineering Traffic   Himachal Pradesh (HP) recorded the highest number of expeditions (34.07% | 46) in 2015. Its neighboring states competed for the second place. The eastern neighbor Uttarakhand accounted for 31.85% (43) of…

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Share of Shivling Peak

Shivling in Uttarakhand, the 6th Popular Himalayan Peak

Contents | Adventure Travel Blog Magazine | Nov-Dec 2015 Shivling peak requiring mountaineering skills accounted for thirteen attempts, the sixth highest number of attempts on any peak in the study period. This conical peak is named after Hindu god Shiva. Highlights of 2010-14 Shivling recorded thirteen attempts in equal number…

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Satopanth Expeditions in Numbers

8 countries organized 18 Satopanth expeditions during 2010-14.

Contents | Adventure Travel Blog Magazine | Nov-Dec 2015 The word Satopanth literally means a good path. Satopanth peak shared the fifth spot with Yunam during 2010-14. Both were attempted eighteen times. However, Satopanth received both foreign and Indian expeditions unlike Yunam. Satopanth is a technically challenging peak whereas Yunam…

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