Mountaineering


Mountaineering is a sport that combines climbing and hiking up in the mountains. Experienced on regular terrain, rocky areas, and ice or snow slopes, mountaineering merges a series of techniques and requires a highly technical approach. Despite the image we have of highly-trained, modern, methodical climbers, the truth is that people have been practicing mountaineering for centuries.


Mountaineering is a sport with many hazards, which are often divided into three main groups: weather, falling, and avalanches. Weather is one of the primary dangers of mountaineering. Blizzards may cause poor visibility, leading to climbers getting lost or falling into the void. Even in rainy, weather it can be deadly, since lightning is likely to strike on the highest points, including mountaintops and rock edges. Besides snow, avalanches can consist of falling rocks, ice, and even gear. Falling rocks are a much more common danger than snow avalanches; they are also a lot harder to predict, which exposes climbers to a higher risk. Climbers also run the risk of slipping on the ice and falling into crevices. Equipment failure accounts for only a small percentage of mountaineering accidents.
Adobe of snow
Himalaya, the youngest mountain range in the world and yet the most awesome and the highest, literally means `Abode of Snow’. According to Indian mythology, these sacred mountains are regarded as the 'Abode of Gods' where only the most pious or daring could venture. Himalayan mountain ranges are approximately 3000km wide from west to east and 200-300km long from north to south. The Indian Himalaya may be restricted to that portion of the mountain girdle which lies between the bend of the River Indus on the West to the gorge of the River Brahmaputra on the East. They are approximately 2500km in length and about 145km in breadth. India is fortunate to have the largest stretch with peaks that rise to above 8000m, Kangchenjunga amongst them being the third highest in the world. Mountain ranges of Eastern Karakoram and Indian Himalaya lie on the north and the east of Indian peninsula. 

Himalayan ranges provide a rich concentration of flora and fauna. Rare species of animals, birds and insects as also wild flowers and medicinal plants are found here. Besides, it is a repository of a startling range of people, cultures and history. Ancient temples, monasteries, forts and palaces indicate a glorious past. 


Since ages, the landscapes of the Himalaya, comprising snow-capped peaks, glaciers, fast flowing rivers and green valleys have been attracting adventure lovers from all over the world. 
The lure of Indian Himalaya is now attracting an increasing number of enthusiasts, both from within the country and from overseas.

Bhramanti's Himalayan Ventures:
Gangotri to Badrinath High Altitude Expedition 2001, Kalindi Summit
Tapovan Trek 2002
Kedardome Expedition 2003
Shitidhar Expedition 2004 successful
Nandadevi East Base Camp Trek 2006
Shingola Pass Trek 2007
Obragad - Mt. Khemloga - 2009
Gulap Kangri (5860m) - 2010
Losar 2012
Roopkund Trek 2013
Lahaul expedition, Suraj Tal Trek 2014
Other Mountaineering links

Mountaineering - Wikipedia
Mountaineering Institutes in India
True Experience
Interesting Links
Checklists

Bhramanti's top Mountaineers:

No
Climber
Number of Expeditions
Other Details:
Climbing Since; Course Completed; Summits; Trekking
1
Rajan R.
8
1996-2014;
Basic, Advance, S&R, Liaison Officer; BMC Climbers Meet(UK)
Draupadi Ka Danda-II, Kalindi, Gangotri-I, Kedardome, Ramjak, Pt 5500M (1st Ascent Spiti Valley), Nya Kangri, Losar, Pt 5920M(1st ascent), Yunam.
2
Milind G.
4
1996-2014; Basic, Advance; Gangotri-I, Kalindi, Shitidhar, Friendship.
3
Deepak D.
3
1995-2000; Basic course.
4
Harshal M.
0
2000-2003; Basic; ----.
5
Vinay M.
0
2000-2004; Himalayan Trekking
6
Bhaskar G.
0
2004-2006; High altitude Trekking, Tapovan, Nandadevi
   
11
Kaivalya V.
12
1999-2014; Basic; Hanuman Tibba, Pt 5500M, Khemloga, Gulep, Losar, Pt 5920M(1st ascent), Yunam. .
12
Apurva V.
0
2004-2006; High altitude Trekking, Nandadevi
13
V Kulkarni
0
2004-2007; High altitude Trekking, Tapovan, Nandadevi, Shingola
14
P. Karekar
0
2004-2006; High altitude Trekking, Tapovan, Nandadevi
15
Puneet K.
0
2004-2006; High altitude Trekking, Nandadevi
16
Kiran S.
0
2006-2007; High altitude Trekking, Solang, Shingola
17
P. Solanki
0
2000-2007; High altitude Trekking, Shingola
18
Manas.
0
2007-2007; High altitude Trekking, Shingola
19
Jagdeesh
0
2007-2007; High altitude Trekking, Shingola
20
Rishi K
0
2004-2006; High altitude Trekking, Shingola
21
Sandeep
0
2004-2006; High altitude Trekking, Shingola
22
Kishor C.
1
2004-2006; Basic; Gulep.
23
Prashant S
2
2004-2014; Basic; Losar, Lahual - Pt 5975M(1st ascent).
24
Akshay
1
2004-2006; ----; Khemloga.
25
Prasad K.
2
2004-2006; Basic; Gulep, Hanuman Tibba.
26
Ravi B.
2
2006-2014; Basic; Losar, Lahual- Yunam. .
27
Suhas S.
1
2010-2012; Basic; Losar.
28
Mukesh S.
1
2010-2012; Basic; Gulep.
29
Amit P.
1
2011-2012; Basic; Losar.
30
Bholaram T.
10
1999-2014; Basic; Hanuman Tibba, Deotibba, Patalsu, Losar, Lahual- Pt 5920M(1st ascent).
31
Dharmesh D
1
2000-2003; Basic; Nandakhot, High altitude Trekking - Roop Kund
32
Ruzbeh B.
1
2007-2013; High altitude Trekking - Roop Kund
33
Rohan R.
1
2000-2003; Basic; High altitude Trekking, Lahual - Pt 5975M(1st ascent).
34
Hari M.
1
2013-2014; High altitude Trekking, Lahual - Suraj Taal
       
*
Azit Limbu
1
2000-2003; Basic, Advance, S&R, Kedardome
*
Ram V.
0
2008-2010; Basic.
*
Kalyani
0
1995-2000; Basic, Advance; ----.
*
Sandesh S.
0
2000-2003; Basic; ----.
*
Sumit S.
1
1999-2014; Basic, Advance, S&R ; ----.
   

Last update 12 Dec 2014

Among thy mountains did I feel the joy of my desire. ----- Wordsworth 
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