Based upon the topic for this thread, I do hope I have had the chance to catch your interest. As much information, as we have online regarding mountaineering, and more importantly, as many enthusiastic and passionate people we have in India as of date who have now ventured out into the sport of Mountaineering, I find that increasingly so, passion far out weights the science of climbing. I mean yes, its great to be passionate, and its great that we have some really strong climbers and really fit climbers, but do we have climbers who are known more for their knowledge regarding mountaineering rather than their ability to ascend and climb peaks.
I am truly glad to be a part of this small community of Indian Mountaineers and have had the chance to read and gather tremendous knowledge, thus thankful for not just what I've learn't but appreciative of the amount I don't even know about. Having read some of the posts of members like Jerry, the admin cool_climber, Satya, Skorpion, Grape Bus,Don Amit etc to name a few, I'm glad that I have an opportunity to interact with these guys.
With climbing being one of the fastest growing recreational sports in India, millions of amateur trekking and climbing enthusiasts are exploring the adrenaline rush of this mentally and physically stimulating sport. Thousand's of certified Mountaineers are graduating from the 4 premium National Mountaineering Institutes in India annually and are exploring the largest and youngest mountain range in the world, standing sentinel across the North of our country.