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TOUCHING UPON THE HIMALAYA: EXCURSIONS AND INQUIRIES Bill Aitken 2004 1st ed New Paperback
By Aitken, Bill
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India, 2004, 1st edition, 168 pp, sketches. Published to commemorate the 60th volume of the Himalayan Journal, this is a collection of Aitken's HJ articles covering a variety of subjects and areas about the Himalaya. Aitken is one of several leading authors who have contributed articles to the HJ.

Contents Foreword. Preface. Excursions

1. More of the lesser.

2. Kumaun's lesser majesty.

3. A modest trek with great returns.

4. Trek to Tarag Tal.

5. The Shepherds of Nanda Devi Sanctuary.

6. Nanda Devi Sanctuary Revisited 1982.

7. Nandakini in the Rains.

8. The Rupkund mystery.

9. Monsoon madness and seven lakes.

10. The shining mountain.

11. From Sangla to Netwar over the Rupin.

12. Zanskar via the Sarichen la.

13. Gorging in Zanskar.

14. A ride around Spiti.

15. Across Arunachal on a motorbike. Enquiries

16. A Ramble through the Himalayan Club Library.

17. The 1922 Everest Diary of Dr. T.G. Longstaff.

18. Who measured Mt. Everest.

19. An enquiry into the real name of Mt. Everest.

20. The Yeti within.

21. A lateral approach to the Himalaya.

22. A lighter look at dark meanings.

23. Seen but not approved.

24. Pahari Topi Where did you get that hat.

25. Himalayan railways.

26. The other side of the mountain.

The Himalayan Journal published since 1929 had a series of leading editors over the years and it is an authoritative and exhaustive record on the Himalaya Karakoram and Hindukush for exploration mountaineering and sport. The 60 volume of the Himalayan Journal (HJ) is published in 2004. Of the several leading authors who have contributed articles in the HJ the name of Bill Aitken stands out. This book is a collection of articles of Bill Aitken published in the HJ.

They cover different subjects and areas about the Himalaya. This book is published to commemorate the landmark 60 volume of the Himalayan Journal. The Himalayan Club was formed in 1928 to encourage and assist Himalayan travel and exploration and to extend knowledge of the Himalaya and adjoining mountain ranges through science art literature and sport. It continues to encourage members and mountaineering community for exploration climbing and all subjects related to the Himalayan range. New Paperback.


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