Gallery

Honorary Memberships

Alpine Club

AC Hon. Membership

Celebrations at Alpine Club on Harish elected as Hon Member with Geeta, Sir Chris and Dr Meena Agrawal

AC Hon. Membership

Celebrations with Stephen Venables (right) at Alpine Club on Harish elected as Hon Member

AC Hon. Membership

The Alpine Club vast Library

AC Hon. Membership

Michael Westmacott, President of Alpine Club at his office

American Alpine Club

AAC Hon. Membership

Dinner at AAC on election as Hon Member

AAC Hon. Membership

Speech at AAC

AAC Hon. Membership

With Dr Charles Houston at AAC

AAC Hon. Membership

With leading American mountaineers at AAC at Hon Membership ceremony

Japanese Alpine Club

JAC Hon. Membership

Japan Alpine Club Dinner for Hon. member

JAC Hon. Membership

At Hon. Member Award Cremony with Dr Matsuda (left) and Yoshio Ogata

JAC Hon. Membership

At the Japan Alpine Club Library

JAC Hon. Membership

Delivering Lecture at Tokyo

Activities

Trento Film Jury

Trento Film Festival

Lecture at historic museum hall at Trento, Italy

Trento Film Festival

On Jury at Trento Film Festival

Trento Film Festival

With Charles Houston at Trento Film Festival

Trento Film Festival

Jury at Trento announcing the winners

Lectures

Lectures

Honoured by Army after a lecture at Fort William

Lectures

Harish Speaking at Calicut University

Lectures

Talking to Cadets at RIMCO military academy

Lectures

Visitng the Museum at RIMCO military academy

Lectures

With Mr Viren Shah Governor of West Bengal at lecture at Kolkata

Lectures

Being introudced by Rajesh Gadgil at Himalayan Club Talk

Lectures

Addressing the Himalayan Club

Lectures

One of the many talks delivered at Himalayan Club

Family and Friends

Kapadia Family with parents

Kapadia Family with parents – Manjula and Bhagwandas Kapadia

Traditional cloth Merchant

Harish as traditional cloth Merchant (1992) I ran business here for 32 years

Chris Bonington

Selling cloth to Chris Bonington. The British team visited the shop and were my customers (1992)

Harish with Sonam and Nawang

Harish returning home to waiting two sons, Sonam and Nawang (1976)

Kapadia Family in Kinnaur

Kapadia Family trekking in Kinnaur (1986)

Kapadia Family in Kumaun

Kapadia Family in Kumaun (1987)

Family of friends

Family of friends – L-to-R: Vijay Kothari, Zerksis Boga, Rodhan Shroff, Pravin Shah and Harish – we all have been together for decades – in mountains or otherwise

Harish on Crutches

At Home. Harish spent 2 years on Crutches after injury (1975)

Charu Sonam Kapadia

Charu Sonam Kapadia, fond of many things including hills, doing food research at Binsar – Kumaun (2013)

Nawang's Army memorial

Nawang’s Army memorial at Almora (2013)

Family and Friends

Trekking in Ladakh – (L to R) Maya Anand – our youngest strong trekker, Geeta, Harish and Dr Genevieve Anand – a mountaineer before migrating

 Harish and Chris Bonington

Harish and Chris Bonington (2007) one of several treks with this living legend

Mandakini and Jagdish Nanavati

Mandakini and Jagdish Nanavati (1984) Guru to all of us

Stephen Venables

Stephen Venables (2007) He made many visits to Mumbai and trekked in local hills

Dorjee Lhatoo

Dorjee Lhatoo – most high achieveing and low key mountaineer of country. Know him for decades

Zerksis Boga

Zerksis Boga – close friend and a leading mountaineer before he migrated to greener pastures

Divyesh Muni

Divyesh Muni – today one of the finest mountaineers in India – and close family friend

Muslim Contractor and Harish

Harish and Rajesh Gadgil, who succeeded him as HJ Editor after a long apprentiship

Rajesh Gadgil and Ravi Mariwala

Rajesh Gadgil and Ravi Mariwala – family friends and both editors – of Himalayan Journal and of HC E-Letter – and now in ‘Happy’ mood

Motup Chewang

Motup Chewang – a strong climber, organisor and part of my many ventures in different ways

Monesh Devjani

Monesh Devjani a young companion for many trips – and Kaivan Mistry – we shared same vision for exploration

Muslim Contractor and Harish

Muslim Contractor and Harish. My companion for more than 15 Himalayan trips and a tea addict – like me

Muslim Contractor and Harish

Muslim Contractor climbing in Karakoram. We enjoyed many trips together and edited several Himalayan Journals. A dear family friend

Muslim Contractor and Harish

With friends in Western Ghats. Standing: (L to R) Rajendra Wani, Geoge Band, Burjor Banaji, Susan Band, Tanil Kilachand. Seating: Harish, Divyesh Muni and Rajesh Gadgil

Meeting People

Meeting people - history

Harish with H Adams Carter Editor of AAJ (1983)

Meeting people - history

With H.C. Sarin, President – IMF (1983)

Meeting people - history

Tensing Norgay (1964)

Meeting people - history

Harish with Tensing Norgay (1964)

Meeting people - history

Graduation Ceremony at HMI – Harish receiving badge (1964)

Meeting people - history

Harish as Chief Guest at HMI Graduation Ceremony (2001)

Meeting people - history

Harish – Jim Fotheringham and Paul Nunn in train (1994)

Meeting people - history

With Sherpa friends at Darjeeling L to R: Kusang, Harish, Nima Norbu and Topgay

Meeting people - history

At Mumbai railway station. L to R: Jim Curran, Paul Nunn, Chris Bonington and Harish (1994)

Meeting people - history

Harish with Nawang Gombu – my first Instructor – my son Nawang was named after him (1998)

Meeting people - history

As VP of IMF L to R Harish, Dr M S Gill and Suman Dubey (1992)

Meeting people - history

At IMF. L to R – Suman Dubey, Dr M S Gill and Harish

Meeting people - history

At IMF with M C Motwani – Centre – a long time editor of Indian Mountaineer

Meeting people - history

Harish and Vijay Kothari on summit of Koteshwar II (1981)

Meeting people - history

In Darma valley – L to r Harish, Dhiren Toolsidas, Jagdish Nanavati, Dr Vasant Desai and Muslim Contractor (1982)

Meeting people - history

Jagdish Nanavati inspecting the Himalaya (1982)

Meeting people - history

Muslim Contractor (left) – and Harish, Kinnaur (1994)

Meeting people - history

Huzefa Electricwala (left) and Harish at Kaivan Memorial tablet at DBO (2002)

Meeting people - history

Chris Bonington and Mark Richey enjoying Indian Railway meal (2001)

Meeting people - history

Harish with Lifelong companions – Harsinh Jr. (left) and Harsih Sr. (2000)

Meeting people - history

Harsinh Sr. winner of first Garud Medal (2013)

Meeting people - history

Zerksis Boga climbing at Pachmarhi, he was best at rock climbing (1976)

Meeting people - history

Thrity Birdy climbing at Pachmarhi, a strong climber in the Himalaya also (1976)

Meeting people - history

Geeta, Sir Edmund Hillary and Harish in Nepal (1972)

Meeting people - history

Talking to Nanda Singh Chauhan – companion of Frank Smythe to Valley of Flowers (2004)

Meeting people - history

Talking to LO for first Siachen expedition in 1985. Zerksis Boga in centre (1985)

Meeting people - history

With Diwansingh Butola – companion of Shipton in 1934 to Nanda Devi Sanctuary (2001)

Meeting people - history

Memorial where Jim Corbet shot a tiger. Harish with Atul Rawal at right (2004)

Meeting people - history

Soli Mehta Editor HJ – A spirited companion and teacher. (1985)

Meeting people - history

R. E. Hawkins Asst. editor of HJ who guided Harish as editor (1988)

Meeting people - history

With Gen S Padmanabhan – Chief of Indian Army (2001)

Meeting people - history

Harish,left with Kurt Diemberger at Trento – He is a great story teller. (2003)

Meeting people - history

Discussing Rangrik peak with Chris Bonington (right) – Kinnaur – We took a bet here which I lost. (1994)

Meeting people - history

Ang Tsering Sherpa, who was on Everest with Odell, and Harish (2000)

Meeting people - history

Harish with ‘Chhitkul Lama’ in Kinnaur. He had travelled in Tibet and many areas of the Himalaya. Lama passed away in 2008 at age of 98. (2004)

Meeting people - history

With N D Sherpa, a leading climber from India with Harish and Dave – meeting in East Karakoram

Meeting people - history

Harish with legendary George Band walking in local hills

Meeting people - history

Mark and Teresa Richey, American friends in front of Gateway of India and Taj – Mahal Hotel

Meeting people - history

Mark Richey, Dr Ravi Mariwala and Trevor Braham – a living legend in Mumbai

Meeting people - history

With Japanese friends. Left Hiroshi Sakai Jt leader of 2002 Indo – Japanese expediiton and Tamotsu Nakamura a leading explorer and Researcher

Meeting people - history

Harish and Dave Wilkinson celebrating ascent of Chong Kumdan peak. Dave was Jt leader with Harish on Rimo and Chong Kumdan expeditions

Meeting people - history

Harish enjoying a joke in Kinnaur. (2004)

Meeting people - history

Villagers talking on Mobiles from one specific point Kinnuar (2004)

Meeting people - history

Harish with Gam Bura – headman at Arunachal, both wearing ceremonial red coat. (2009)