Adventure Travel Blog Magazine Nov-Dec 2015

3 Top Himalayan Peak Providing States in 2010-14

I have already discussed supply side for top four Indian mountaineer states and top five foreign climber countries. In this article, I will review the supply side of the Indian mountaineering market as a whole, i.e. for all 491 expeditions that took place in the study period. Ten Parameters Used for Analysis I used ten parameters for supply analysis: Number of Peaks Annual Peak Rate (Total Peaks Attempted in 5

Analysis of Kun Peak Expeditions during 2010-14

Kun was the hot favorite Himalayan peak during the study period, because the peak recorded the highest number of attempts (27). Foreign climbers attempted the peak twenty-one times (21 | 77.78%). The remaining six (6) attempts were made by Indian mountaineers.  All single-country foreign expeditions were from Europe. Here are some interesting facts about the peak and the expeditions: Highlights of 2010-14  

3 Popular Mountaineering Destinations for 5 Top Climber Countries during 2010-14

Jammu and Kashmir successfully drew maximum attention of foreign mountaineers during 2010-14. I studied this trend in detail for top five mountaineer countries: United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Japan, and France. Interestingly European nations dominated top five. So Europeans are more adventurous. Number of Peaks Attempted Top five countries attempted just sixty-three (63) peaks in the Indian Himalayas. Annual peak rate thus was about thirteen (12.60). These country mountaineers explored maximum

Share of Peak Providing States in Indian Himalayan Region vs Number of Expeditions and Peaks

Considering preferences of top four adventurous states of the country, Himachal Pradesh accounted for the largest share of the domestic mountaineering business during 2010-14. The state performed better than its three Himalayan counter parts in six parameter categories although it accounts for just 10.43% of the Indian Himalayan region. 1.      Peaks Attempted 2.      Mountaineering Expedition Duration 3.      Number of Expeditions 3.1 Peak Providing States’ Share in Indian Himalayan Region vs

Country Wise Number of Expeditions vs Per Capita Gross National Income (GNI)

First round of country-wise expedition data analysis showed that socio economic status did not influence mountaineering tourism trends during 2010-14. Source of Socio-Economic Data Used for the Analysis 2014. Malik. Khalid et al. Human Development Report 2014. Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The UNDP report calculated 2013 HDI using education, income, and longevity data.   GNI vs Number of Expeditions I have

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

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.) The United Kingdom tops in six of total nine parameter categories used for comparison: Total Number of Expeditions Total Number of Peaks Attempted Number of Attempts Total Expedition

Days Spent by French Climbers in 4 Himalayan States

The French spent 308 days for ten (10) expeditions to the Indian Himalayas during five years 2010-14. What they did in these days? Read! Peak Selection  France played fair while selecting peaks. It picked four peaks (44.44%) each from Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand. But it selected only one peak (11.11%) from Himachal Pradesh. Mountaineers from France attempted nine (9) peaks, i.e. just 1.8 peaks per year. None of these

German Mountaineering Expeditions: Key Findings

Uttarakhand was the favorite destination of Germany mountaineers on three counts: Total Expedition Days, Total Number of Peaks, and Success Rate. Germans spent more than half of their Indian mountaineering holidays in Uttarakhand (54.26% | 223 days) during the study period, 2010-14, and the remaining in Jammu and Kashmir (45.74% | 188 days). They did not attempt even one peak in Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim. More than 60% peaks selected

Status of Japanese Expeditions

Japanese mountaineers attempted fifteen (15) Himalayan peaks in 5-year study period.  They attempted three (3) peaks per year on average. Three fifth peaks are in Himachal Pradesh. More than one fifth peaks (26.67%) are in Jammu and Kashmir. The remaining peaks (13.33%) are in Uttarakhand. Sikkim peaks could not draw attention of the Japanese climbers. Since they did not attempt any peak more than twice, none of the Himalayan peaks