Tag Archives: Awards

IMF President’s Gold Medal

The Indian Mountaineering Foundation, the central organisation for mountaineering in India support many activities. They award the prestigious Gold Medal to mountaineers who have done much in the Himalaya. It is an honour to receive…

Gold Medals of The Royal Geographical Society

Founders and Patron’s Medal Since 1832, the prestigious medals and awards of the Royal Geographical Society have recognised excellence in geographical research and fieldwork, teaching and public engagement. They are presented annually in recognition of…

Acceptance Speech

Mr President and Fellows of the RGS, I am grateful to Her Majesty the Queen for awarding me the Patron’s Medal of the Royal Geographical Society for the year 2003. When I started enjoying the…

Address by President

Address of the President of the Royal Geographic Society Professor Sir Ron Cooke, Dsc Harish Kapadia has made a unique contribution to our knowledge of the Himalaya: as editor of the Himalayan Journal, one of…

Award Ceremony

Geeta and myself arrived in London on 28th of May 2003, one day before the 50th Anniversary of 1st ascent of Everest. Same evening, we participated at a major reception at the Alpine Club to celebrate the first…

First intimation

I was in Nairobi and checking my e-mail, when suddenly the message from the Director of the Royal Geographical Society arrived. It stated that I had been awarded ‘Patrons Medal’ of the Royal Geographical Society by…