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Bill Tilman

HAROLD WILLIAM TILMAN a.k.a. BILL TILMAN, was one of the most prolific adventure writers and great explorer of the Himalaya and Karakoram of the 20th Century. Originally a Tea-planter in Kenya, he began his climbing…

The book that inspired me

Almost 50 years ago a book dealer known to my father approached him. ‘A Britisher going home for good wants to dispose off most of his climbing books. As your son in interested in mountains…

The Future is Here

A mountaineer never retires. Like in other sports he does not hang up his boots and say I am done with the mountains. And even like old soldiers, he does not fade away even. After…

Inspiration

I started enjoying the mountains more than 40 years ago. At that time, thoughts of any related honors were far from my mind. The exhilaration and natural beauty of being in the mountains was good enough. I lived in a busy, populous city, Mumbai,…

A Ringing Revolution

A revolution is taking place in the Himalaya. The slow progress of last few decades has gained momentum and lives of villagers and visitors are changing fast. There are roads now often extended up to…

Journey Of The Journal

Story of The Himalayan Journal Harish Kapadia The 35th issue of the Himalayan Journal (H.J.) was on its way when I joined the editorial team. Soli Mehta was proceeding to Nigeria for a few years and he…

A Journey With Kings

A JOURNEY WITH KINGS In praise of Karakoram mules HARISH KAPADIA Smokin’ my pipe on the mountings, sniffin’ the mornin’s cool,I walk in my old brown gaiters along o’ my old brown mule. Rudyard Kipling(Screw-guns)…