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Mountains & Mountaineering

International Mountain Day: 10 Indians Who Scaled Mt Everest

Dec 11, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

International Mountain Day 2021: The United Nations has designated December 11 to be marked as International Mountain Day to highlight the importance of preserving the lives in mountains

US: German Skier's Remains Believed To Be Found After 38 years

Nov 05, 2021 Deutsche Welle

Rudi Moder disappeared in February 1983 after setting off on a two-to-three day ski tour of the Rocky Mountain National Park in the US state of Colorado.

5 Indian Navy Mountaineers Go Missing As Avalanche Hits Uttarakhand

A rescue team from Uttarkashi-based Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) led by its principal Colonel Amit Bisht has left for the avalanche-hit area in search of the missing, a statement from NIM, quoting Col Bisht, said.

Tashi And Nungshi Malik, India's 'Everest Twins', Conquer Swiss Alps

Oct 01, 2021 PTI

The Malik sisters from Dehradun are the first siblings and twins to climb the Seven Summits, to reach the North and South Poles, and complete the Adventurers Grand Slam and Three Poles Challenge.

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

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

31 July, 2021

Kinnaur: New Himalayan Hotspot For Man-Made Disasters?

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.

20 April, 2021

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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

19 April, 2021

Mt. Koubru: A Mountain Of Contentious Claims

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?

07 March, 2021

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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

Associated Press (AP)

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.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz