Category Archives: Climbing

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With the highest mountain and some of the most diverse ranges in the world, south Asia presents climbers with a challenging itinerary. Major towns and cities provide a plethora of artificial climbing walls to test your skills before heading off to conquer the mighty mountains. That said, there are climbing destinations for abilities of all levels, with Hampi the most popular in India.

Curating a New Climbing Community: Suru Fest 2018

By Tenzing Jamyang 23 October 2018 Bouldering session in Suru Photo Credits: Sharad Chandra This year marked the third edition of Suru Fest and climbers and outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world made it to this celebration of the outdoors. Like every other year, the festival started on the 25th of August, ending on the… Read More »

Wasfia becomes first Bangladeshi to scale seven summits

No mountain is high enough for Wasfia Nazreen, who became the first Bangladeshi to climb all seven highest peaks in seven continents, also known as the “Seven Summits”. The National Geographic adventurer reached the summit of Carstensz Pyramid, the highest mountain of Oceania/Australasia, completing the challenge of scaling seven highest mountains around the world. With… Read More »

Indian women send epic lines

Here’s a look at the invincible lot. Climbing is an activity where a participant is expected to ascend a natural rock formation or an artificial rock wall from a specified starting point till the ending of usually an already pre-defined route. The objective here is to successfully scale without falling and complete the decided route… Read More »

Mount Everest to be declared off-limits to inexperienced climbers, says Nepal

Nepalese officials say they will introduce regulations banning inexperienced climbers from attempting Mount Everest in an attempt to improve safety and maintain the “glory” of the summit. Kripasur Sherpa, the country’s tourism minister, said he hoped to implement the rules in time for the spring season, which usually sees hundreds of mountaineers from across the… Read More »