Himalayan Club Initiative
On 5th Aug, 2010, disaster struck. The high-altitude desert of Ladakh, sheltered from rain by the Himalaya, was devastated by Flash Floods.
The Himalayan Club is committed to rebuild Ladakh and has undertaken two projects to prove that Ladakh is hit but not beaten.
Himalayan Club initiative
In 2007, during a Club sponsored expedition, one of the support staff, Anand Ram, unfortunately took ill and expired on his way back. He is survived by his wife, three children and mother. The team members decided to support the family and the Club started a fund.
Today the word 'Sherpa' is synonymous with mountain climbing. The Sherpa project was initiated in 2012 to record the lives of Sherpa climbers and their families in Darjeeling, beginning from the earliest days of exploration and expeditions in the Himalaya.
The Himalayan Club is open to all lovers of the mountains. Our members are found throughout the world and include some legendary mountaineers, explorers and people who have contributed immensely to studying the Himalaya. We prefer to have our members with some experience of visiting the Himalaya.
Rules: Applicants are expected to have experience of at least two visits to the Himalayan/ Karakoram/ Hindu Kush ranges either for climbing, trekking, exploration or special studies. Alternative experience in other mountain ranges will be favourably considered and the committee in the case of deserving overseas applicants may relax this requirement.
Benefits: The Himalayan club is involved in several activities described in the section with the same name. However, in addition to the several areas where the club contributes regularly to Himalayan climbing, the club also has financial grants available for similar purposes. ... more