Friday, 7 October, 2022

Topic: mountaineering

10 mountaineering students killed in avalanche in Uttarkashi, search on for missing 11

8 from the group have been rescued; the budding mountaineers were on their way to scale Draupadi’s Danda 2 peak at 18,000 feet.

Drones, mountaineers, rock climbers: How Army rescued amateur trekker trapped on Kerala hill

Specialists from Parachute Regimental Training Centre and Madras Regimental Centre were deployed in operation to save R. Babu, who was stuck for two days without food or water.

Remembering Major H.P.S Ahluwalia — mountaineer, army man, social worker… a fighter forever

The 85-year-old, who passed away Friday, was part of India's first successful expedition to the Everest, but was wheelchair-bound soon after, following injuring received during 1965 India-Pak war.

Pakistani cyclist Samar Khan reached K2. But media and others sunk low with sexist attacks

Samar Khan just made history by becoming the first Pakistani to cycle to the K2 base camp, the second highest mountain in the world.

Bahrain prince lands in Nepal to scale Mt Manaslu, world’s eighth highest peak, during Covid

The prince of Bahrain will reportedly be donating food supplies to sherpas and their families who lost their livelihood due to the pandemic and lockdown.

7 Pakistani journalists killed, 60 booked under anti-terror & other laws in 2019: Report

The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors has released a report showing that journalists were routinely subjected to “strict” forms of physical intimidation.

Nirmal Purja, the Nepali mountaineer who summitted Everest, Lhotse & Makalu in two days

The former soldier now holds the record for the fastest ascent of all 14 eight thousanders — having done it in six months and six days.

Nepali mountaineer Nirmal Purja claims new speed record for world’s 14 highest peaks

36-year-old Purja, climbed 14 mountains, all over 8,000 metres in seven months, according to a post on his social media accounts.

Modi govt has opened up Himalayas for foreigners, and climbers are on top of the world

According to a notice issued by the Modi administration this month, foreigners can access 137 peaks without government permission.

Relax against corruption says R Jagannathan, Stephen Alter on death in the Himalayas

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

On Camera


A video of police personnel flogging Muslim men in Kheda | Twitter

Why it’s easier to call Kheda police violence ‘Talibanisation’ than ‘Hindutvaisation’

A refusal to call the wrong by its name is more a sin of omission than commission. Look at the police flogging of Muslim men in Gujarat’s Kheda.
Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.