MOUNTAINEERING IN UTTARAKHAND
Mountaineering is the sport, hobby or profession of walking,
hiking, trekking and climbing up mountains. It is also sometimes
known as alpinism, particularly in Europe.
While it began as an all-out attempt to reach the highest point
of unclimbed mountains.
It has branched into specializations addressing different
aspects of mountains and may now be said to consist of three
aspects: rock-craft, snow-craft and skiing, depending on whether
the route chosen is over rock, snow or ice.
All require great athletic and technical ability, and experience
is also very important.
A mountaineering expedition must be a very well planned and
prepared for. It is rather more hazardous and involves more
technicalities than low altitude treks.
In the Himalayas, of the highest peaks, Nanda Devi and
Kanchanjunga hold out challenges for mountaineers from the
farthest reaches of the earth.