Wednesday, Sep 22, 2021

Mountains & Mountaineering

Indian Mountaineers Led By Sheetal Scale Europe's Highest Point Mt Elbrus On I-Day

Aug 16, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Mount Elbrus is a peak situated on a dormant volcano and has two edges, eastern and western.

Kinnaur: New Himalayan Hotspot For Man-Made Disasters?

Jul 31, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

Kinnaur is already identified as a high landslide and disaster-prone zone. And yet it is the hub of intense construction activity like hydropower and massive land-use changes.

Maha: First Indian Woman To Scale Mt Annapurna, World's 10th Highest Peak

Earlier, Priyanka has also climbed Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu, and Mount Kilimanjaro in 2013, 2018 and 2016 respectively.

Mt. Koubru: A Mountain Of Contentious Claims

Apr 19, 2021 T S Haokip

Is the state government's order of protecting the site, excluding the interests of the local tribal populace in the best interest of the people of Manipur --- both hill and valley?

Watch: Mountain With 60-90% Gold Soil Discovered In Congo, Villagers Flock With Shovels

Soon after the discovery, authorities issued an order to ban mining on the mountain, reports claimed

07 February, 2021

Bulgarian Alpinist Atanas Skatov Dies While Attempting To Scale K2 Peak In Himalayas

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In 2017, Skatov became the world's first vegan to scale the highest mountains on every continent

25 January, 2021

Meet Mountaineer Kaamya Karthikeyan, The Latest Recipient Of Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar Award

Outlook Web Bureau

Kaamya Karthikeyan is the youngest person to conquer Mount Aconcagua and the youngest to ski from the summit of Mount Elbrus

25 January, 2021

Watch: Heartwarming Video Of Nepal Climbers Taking Final Steps Together To K2 Summit

Outlook Web Bureau

On January 16, the climber was part of one of the two Nepali teams that converged a mere 10 metres ahead of the 28,251-foot mountain's peak.

16 January, 2021

‘We Did It, We Did It,’ Nepali Sherpas Scale ‘Savage Mountain’ K2 In Winter For First Time

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

‘We did it, believe me we did it,’ expedition’s team leader Chhang Dawa wrote on Facebook, ‘The Karakorum's Savage Mountain been summited in most dangerous season: winter.’

08 December, 2020

Mount Everest New Height: World's Highest Peak Is More Than Two Feet Taller, Announce China And Nepal


The revised height of Mt. Everest puts an end to the decades-long dispute between the two neighbours on the height of the world's tallest mountain that straddles their shared border

21 September, 2020

Nepal's Legendary Mountaineer Ang Rita Sherpa Dies


Ang Rita Sherpa, who was nicknamed the 'Snow Leopard' due to his adventures, climbed Mt Everest 10 times without bottled oxygen

06 April, 2020

Stuck At Kanchenjunga, Mountaineers Now In A 21-Day 'Big Boss' Challenge


75 mountaineers were to finish their training two days after the India lockdown was declared on March 24 and return to their respective places with the certificates, but little did they know they will be in a real-life 'HMI 21 Days Big Boss Challenge'

12 August, 2019

50-Year-Old Kolkata Cyclist In Vienna To Embark On 50-Day Solo Cycle Trip

Outlook Web Bureau

Lipika Biswas says she will interact with people and encourage them to take to cycling, which is a pollution-free sustainable alternative to other modes of transport in today's world.

03 July, 2019

Uttarakhand: Bodies Of 7 Missing Mountaineers Bought To Pithoragarh From Nanda Devi

Outlook Web Bureau

Eight mountaineers had set out on an expedition of the 7,434-metre-high peak, but were reported missing on May 25, the day they were to reach their base camp. One of them is still missing.

05 June, 2019

Bodies Of Uttarakhand Climbers To Be Retrieved From 20,000 Feet By ITBP

Outlook Web Bureau

'This is possibly the first time that bodies will be retrieved from a height of about 20,000 feet from a mountain peak in India,' ITBP spokesperson Vivek Kumar Pandey said.

01 June, 2019

Eight- Member Team Of Mountaineers Goes Missing On Way To Nanda Devi Peak, Rescue Operations Begin

Outlook Web Bureau

The team, which includes seven mountaineers from the UK, US, and Australia, besides a liaison officer from the Indian Institute of Mountaineering, left Munsiyari on May 13, to scale the 7434-metre peak and was scheduled to return to the base camp on Friday.

24 May, 2019

Two More Indian Mountaineers Die During Expedition To Mount Everest, Death Toll Of Indians Rises To 8

Outlook Web Bureau

Nihal Bagwan, 27, and Kalpana Das, 49, died along with another Austrian climber above the high camp of 8,848-meter Mount Everest, while descending the summit.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar offers prayers at a temple situated on the Mandar mountain in Banka district.

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Actress and Trinamool Congress MP Mimi Chakraborty at the launch of a collection of jewelleries, ahead of Durga Puja festivals, in Kolkata.

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People Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti addresses a press conference at the party office in Jammu.

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Jammu & Kashmir Public Health Engineering (PHE) daily wagers shout slogans during a protest over their various demands, in Jammu.

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Bollywood actors Rajniesh Duggal, Akansha Puri, Niharica Raizada, Sajjad Dalfarooz and Dilbar during a press conference for announcement of a web series, in Srinagar.

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Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu