4 Teenage Everest Climbers from India

The youngest Indian Everest climber award changed hands quite frequently: May 25, 2014: Poorna Malavath, Telangana.  Age at which scaled the peak: 13 years 10/11 months. She is the youngest Indian Everest Climber. Source: https://www.thehindu.com/life-and-style/travel/poorna-the-youngest-girl-in-the-world-to-scale-mount-everest-shares-her-story/article28943017.ece https://www.financialexpress.com/lifestyle/travel-tourism/meet-malavath-poorna-youngest-girl-to-climb-mt-everest-now-scales-peak-in-antarctica/1808621/ https://www.forbesindia.com/article/self-made-women-2020/mountaineer-poorna-malavath-19-is-conquering-stereotypes/58079/1 https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost/indian-teen-is-youngest-girl-to-climb-everest/2014/06/09/f2192ce6-ec37-11e3-93d2-edd4be1f5d9e_story.html https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-27599570 May 21, 2013: Raghav Joneja, Moradabad. Age at which scaled the…

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I.M.F Invites Applications for Adventure Travel Escort Courses

Indian Mountaineering Foundation (I.M.F) invites applications from eligible candidates for Adventure Travel Escort courses (A.T.E.C) scheduled for 2020. The foundation organizes the courses to provide youth seeking self employment in corporate, tour, and travel sectors. Indian mountaineering training institutes will conduct the courses with the help of the foundation and…

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3 Offline Resources to Learn More about Himalayas

This is the third article in 4-part series about how to learn more about the Himalayas. The article focuses on offline and online resources.   Physical libraries I have not yet come across a dedicated Himalayan library. However, each big city has a rich public library. Many small cities may…

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A Chance to Photograph Ladakh and Earn

Tourism and Culture Department of Union Territory of Ladakh is looking for professional photographers for comprehensive high quality visual documentation of various tourism events, monuments, projects, and sites. The department would use the documentation for online and offline publications. The empanelled photographers would provide on-call photography services to the department.…

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Scale 2 Tall Summits in Undergraduate Course

Nepal Mountain Academy (N.M.A.) introduced 4-year Bachelor of Mountaineering Studies (B.M.S.) in 2017. The multidisciplinary course includes management studies, mountaineering, mountain tourism, pure science, and social science modules.  Who can join the course?  Admission prerequisites are slightly different for Nepali and non-Nepali aspirants. Nepali Students 10+2 or an equivalent certificate…

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What Should I Read to Know More about Himalayas?

One of our valuable readers wants to become an expert of the Himalayas. He wants to know how and where he can learn about the range. Since we share his ambition we have planned four separate articles to answer his four questions about Himalayas: (1) books, magazines, journals,  (2) courses, (3)…

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