Delhi section talk: Til-Mannered - Quest for the Tilman Spirit by Anindya Mukherjee

Anindya Mukherjee, an Indian alpinist embarked on a series of expeditions inspired by H.W.Tilman’s exploratory journeys of 1930’s in the Indian Himalaya. He found, Tilman’s exploits around the two mountains, Kanchenjunga and Nanda Devi of particular interest which form the subjects for his talk, Til-Mannered - Quest for the Tilman Spirit. His journey began in March 2011, through the deep gorges of the Talung River in north Sikkim, up the ‘trackless vale of tears’, a phrase used by Tilman himself to describe this particular valley. Anindya completed first ascent of Zemu Gap from the south in December 2011. In September the same year he manages to chart a new route to the western rim of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. Subsequently Anindya’s tryst with Tilman then took him all the way to Africa. Tilman had cycled along the Equator, from Uganda to Cameroon before joining Shipton on the Rishi Gorge trip. Anindya bicycled from the Equator to the Tropic of Capricorn. While in Africa, he decides to return to Nanda Devi; this time to climb the mountain, just like HWT did and in 2014 he climbed Nanda Devi East.

7 to 8 pm, Friday, 30 January 2015 Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
Contact: Maninder Kohli, Honorary Local Secretary, The Himalayan Club, New Delhi