Across Peaks & Passes in Garhwal Himalaya

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Indus Publishing, 1999 - Garhwal (India : Region) - 237 pages
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The author has had an excellent first hand experience of the mountains. The book is highly motivating for a mountain lover, rich with useful information. It is a highly stimulating work to read.

Contents

List of Illustrations
9
An Introduction
13
A Brief Mountaineering Survey of Garhwal
23
Central Garhwal
35
A Trek from Central Garhwal to Kumaun
47
The Valley of Flowers
63
Trekking in Three Valleys near Badrinath
74
6 A Trek to Rupkund Jatropani and Gona Lake
82
Trekking in the Abode of Shiva
160
Trek to Harkidoon and Ruinsara Lake
168
Climbing Black Serpent
174
Appendices
181
Regions and History of the Indian Himalaya
183
A Note on Climbing Mountains in India
194
Major Passes in Garhwal
199
Major River Valleys in Garhwal
205

Tragedy of Bethartoli Himal
93
Gangotri Region
105
A Trek in the Lake District of Garhwal
116
Explorations and Climbs in the Mana Gad
123
Sudarshan Parvat
138
Western Garhwal
155
Nomenclature and Notes
209
Major Peaks in Garhwal
214
Major Road Distances in Garhwal
221
Select Bibliography
230
Index
233
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About the author (1999)

Kapadia has been visiting the Himalaya for almost 40 years. He is an Honorary Member of the Alpine Club, London, and has served as vice president of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation.

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