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Himalayan Playground


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Juni 2011

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

During the twilight years of the British Raj Trevor Braham spent much of his boyhood in India where, in the mid-1930s, he attended a boarding school in Darjeeling for four years. Dwelling within sight of the magnificent spectacle of Kangchenjunga and its satellite peaks exerted a strong influence upon him, arousing later ambitions. After early trips to Sikkim he joined the Himalayan Club marking a threshold of half-a-lifetime of adventures and activities in the mountain ranges spread across the northern regions of the Indian sub-continent, from Sikkim in the South-east to Chitral in the North-west in an environment very different from the present day. His halcyon years extended from 1942 to 1972, part of the earlier period corresponding with the Himalayan Golden Age in the 1960A 's when an international frenzy developed for climbing the world's highest mountains. In between he enjoyed summer climbing in the Swiss Alps, joining the Alpine Club and the Swiss Alpine Club.As one of the Himalayan Club's earliest members, he was invited to give the opening address at its 80th anniversary celebrations held in Mumbai in February 2008. Trevor Braham's final work on his life and times in the Himalayas is an insight into the Golden Age of Himalayan exploration when he spent all of his free time until he married on numerous expeditions into the world's greatest mountain range. This is a telling insight into a time when mountains were not subjected to the all-out onslaught of tourist climbers ticking off the peaks as they went, leaving a landscape littered with waste. These are the recollections of a bygone era in mountaineering, never to return.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Reviews Dedication Acknowledgements Foreword by Doug Scott Map of Himalayas Introduction Map of Northern Garwhal 1 GARWHAL 1947 Map of Nothern Sikkim 2 SIKKIM 1949 Map of Kulu-Spiti Watershed 3 SPITI 1955 4 KARAKORAM 1958 5 SWAT & KOHISTAN 1962 6 TRIBAL COUNTRY 1961/67/1970 Map of Swat, Kohistan and Kaghan 7 KAGHAN 1965/67/72 Index 8-page b/w plate section 16-page col plate section Author biography Copyright

Portrait

Trevor Braham
EAN: 9781906476335
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Neil Wilson Publishing
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2011
Seitenanzahl: 145 Seiten
Format: epub eBook
Kopierschutz: Adobe DRM
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