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First Indian ascent of Meru North — a personal account

In 1986, mountaineer Mandip Singh Soin and a small group of friends made the first Indian ascent of Meru North, alpine style — fulfilling one climber’s determination to defeat the crux that had been his undoing before. Mandip Singh Soin … Continue reading First Indian ascent of Meru North — a personal account

10 Places on Earth that Feel Like Outer Space

  Himali Singh Soin writes about ten places on Earth that feel like outer space. This article was originally published by vice.com. Images by Himraj Soin. Like every child, I wanted to touch the moon, wear stars on my face … Continue reading 10 Places on Earth that Feel Like Outer Space

INDIA’S WILD HEART: TALES FROM THE JUNGLE; A LIMITED EDITION JOURNEY

This exciting new adventure celebrates the outdoors and the freedom to explore it with a deep sense of gratitude and respect for the wilderness we must protect. We enjoy not just the wilderness and natural heritage of India but explore … Continue reading INDIA’S WILD HEART: TALES FROM THE JUNGLE; A LIMITED EDITION JOURNEY

LADAKH: SPECIAL EDITION PHOTOGRAPHY JOURNEY TO “LITTLE TIBET”

Flying into Leh, the former capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh, feels more like landing on the moon than landing in India. Its harsh, mountainous terrain is starkly beautiful and very dry, due to its high altitude and cold … Continue reading LADAKH: SPECIAL EDITION PHOTOGRAPHY JOURNEY TO “LITTLE TIBET”

Climbing Meru with Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk

In October 2011, climbers Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk made a first ascent of a 4000 foot granite wall called Shark’s Fin at 6310m on the Meru Central in the heart of India’s Garhwal Himalaya. This was a … Continue reading Climbing Meru with Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk

First Ascent of Southwest Face of Nilkanth

    Climbers Chantel Astorga, Anne Gilbert and Jason made the first ascent of the Southwest face of Nilkanth between 29th September and 2nd October 2017. The following post written by Chantel Astorga is a riveting reflection of their ascent. … Continue reading First Ascent of Southwest Face of Nilkanth