The Himalayan Journal was started to carry expedition reports and articles about the Himalaya. Volume 1 appeared in April 1929 with Major Kenneth Mason as the editor. He remained editor for 12 years till 1940 when WWII made it impossible to continue functioning. In the issue for 1940, Maj. Mason wrote:
The Himalayan Club annually publishes The Himalayan Journal and The Himalayan Club Newsletter. Between them they cover mountaineering and related activities in the Himalaya. Now with the availability of electronic media and its quick reach this is the first “E-Letter” sent to members and others. This will be ultimately posted on the Himalayan Club website for a permanent record. In the “E-Letter” series we intend to cover activities of the Himalayan Club members with other topical news.
Over the years, The Himalayan Club has also published some significant books, ranging from ‘Exploring the Hidden Himalaya’, a compilation of essays by eminent writers, ‘A Passage to Himalaya’ which contains some of the finest articles from The Himalayan Journal, to specific subjects such as one on environment protection, another on high altitude ailments and how to stay safe from them, and most recently a book on the legendary maps of THC. There is also a collector’s volume of The Himalayan Journal published in the 90th year of THC and most recently the special 75th Volume.
Our publications are listed below: