Adventure Travel Blog Magazine Nov-Dec 2015

Peak Altitude Preferences of Spanish Climbers

Are you selling Himalayan mountaineering expedition packages to Spanish climbers? Focus on peaks in Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand. Because they explored peaks in these two Himalayan states during 2010-14. Stok Kangri was there only favorite peak that they successfully climbed fourteen (14) times during the study period. For more insights, read on… Peaks and Expedition Duration Spanish’s first preference was peaks falling in 6000-6499 meter altitude category. Sixteen (16

The word cloud shows 25 peaks attempted by British climbers in three Himalayan states during 2010-14. The font size of the peak name depicts number of attempts made on the peak.

Peak Altitude and Expedition Duration British climbers loved 6000-6499 meter peak altitude the most. They organized twelve (12 | 44.44%) expeditions to this category peaks. Slightly more than one fourth (7 | 25.93%) of expeditions explored peaks of 7000-7499 meter altitude category. Their third favorite peak altitude was 6500-6999 meter (5 | 22.32%). Around 11% expeditions were to 5500-5999 meter peaks. British neither organized expeditions to peaks of 5000-5499 meter

A Comparison of Expedition Success Rate of 4 Top Climber States

West Bengal is the most adventurous state of India, followed by Maharashtra, Delhi, and Uttarakhand. Analysis of mountaineering data of five years from 2010 to 2014 revealed the above fact. Here is the comparison of these top hard adventure activity enthusiasts: Number of Peaks vs Number of Attempts West Bengal performed better than other top three states of mountaineers in terms of number of peaks attempted, number of attempts made,

Number of Expeditions vs Per Capita Income in INR (at current price)

No. Traveling for mountaineering is not a function of socio-economic factors as per preliminary analysis of expedition data of five years. I have compared total number of mountaineering expeditions organized by thirteen (13) Indian states and two (2) union territories with per capita net state domestic product at current prices  and human development index (HDI) for 2011-12 and literacy rate (Census of India 2011). (Note: HDI data has been collected

99 Indian Himalayan Peaks that Mountaineers from West Bengal Attempted during 2010-14

Mountaineers from West Bengal attempted almost 100 peaks during 2010-14. ⇑ 99 Indian Himalayan Peaks that Mountaineers from West Bengal Attempted during 2010-14 Number of Peaks They attempted 99 peaks, one less than a century. More than 45% peaks were in Himachal Pradesh. There was neck-and-neck race between Uttarakhand (26.26%) and Jammu and Kashmir (24.24%) in selling peaks to Bengali mountaineers. All top 10 peaks preferred by the mountaineers are

State Wise Status of All Expeditions

Peak Selection Average expedition duration for these three categories was 28.73 days, 22.78 days, and 25.33 days respectively. Organized just one (1) expedition to 5,000-5,499 meter peaks. Organized only two (2) expeditions to 7,500-7,999 meter peaks probably because there are not many open peaks in this category.   Expedition Duration Success Rate  

Word Cloud of Names of 41 Peaks Attempted by Mountaineers from Maharashtra

For thirty-eight (38) expeditions, these mountaineers selected forty-one (41) peaks from three Himalayan states during 2010-14: Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand.   Favorite Mountaineering Destination   On an average, they attempted 8.2 peaks per year during the study period. However, they did not attempt any peak five or more than five times. Thus, neither peak meets the definition of the top peak. They attempted one peak four times,

Number & % of States & UTs that Organized or Didn't Organize Expeditions to Himalayas during 2010-14

Out of 29 Indian states, only thirteen (13 | 44.82%) states went for mountaineering holidays during the study period spanning from 2010 to 2014. Only two (2) union territories went for this type of adventurous holidays.     Interestingly, the states that organized the holidays are scattered in all regions: north, east, south, and west. But the heart of India, Madhya Pradesh did not show any interest in climbing.  

State Wise Success Rate for Top Himalayan Peaks during 2010-14

Success rate means percentage of successful attempts (i.e. reaching the summit of the peak) made on a peak. The success rate of top 25 Himalayan peaks of 2010-14 was much less than 60%.   Total Attempts vs. Success Rate   The peak wise success rate was not directly proportional to the total number of attempts made on a peak by all the expeditions.   For example, the mountaineers attempted Gangotri