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In memoriam

Kim Schmitz

He had the first ascent of Trango Tower (6286m) and Uli Bihao (6109m) in Karakoram. He was part of the team which made the first ascent of Gaurishnaker (7181m) in 1979. He participated in a 300 km ski traverse of Karakoram with Galen Rowell.... more

Junko Tabei

Tabei reached the summit of the world's highest mountain in 1975, at the age of 35. In 1992, she also became the first woman to complete the Seven Summits, reaching the highest peaks of the seven continents. As of 2008, Tabei had climbed the highest peaks of 56 countries.... more

Climbing Sherpas
of Darjeeing

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.