The Golden Temple at Amritsar was built by the Sikhs in 1604 A.D. Interestingly the temple has four entrance in four directions signifying that people belonging to every walk of life, irrespective of religion are welcome. Amritsar is about six hours north of Delhi and is well worth a visit.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
|A lone lammergier approaches the sheer wall of Ama Dablam as seen from Pangboche|
|Rocks and clouds|
|Yak in a snow storm|
|Tibetan snowcock calls out to it's mate|
|The Imja Khola|
|Rhododendrons in spring|
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
September 4th to 13th 2013
Thursday, June 6, 2013
|Noel Odell photographed by John Noel|
8th 1924, around ,
a British geologist was collecting fossils at around 26,000 feet on the north
ridge of Everest. Noel Odell was climbing to Camp
VI through the mist when suddenly the
entire summit ridge and the final were unveiled.
Odell sighted two climbers on a rock
step far above and as he watched their dramatic appearance, the mountain became
enveloped in cloud. The climbers were Mallory and peak
of Everest Irvine, who were never seen again and to this
day there is intense speculation on whether they reached the summit.
Ever since that fateful day, Everest has fired the imagination of mountaineers, trekkers, historians, photographers and arm-chair enthusiasts. Every year in May, the exploits of the climbers are followed with deep interest and fascination the world over. Though more than three thousand people have climbed Everest, the number of climbers and expeditions swell every year.
May 2013 marks the sixtieth anniversary of the first ascent by Hillary and Tenzing as well as the fiftieth anniversary of the first West Ridge climb by the American team of Unsoeld and Horbein. In an astonishing feat, they reached the summit at 6.15 pm after climbing for eleven hours and then descended at night by the
South Col route,
thereby completing the first traverse of the mountain.
|Everest seen from the top of Kala Pattar|