As far as I can work out (and please correct me if I’m wrong) this is a mountain that has only been summitted twice, despite numerous attempts by highly qualified, top-of-their-game mountaineers. Baintha Brakk is famous for being one of the

I love it when you do an article and then someone says: “hey, what about this one….” and you find that their suggestion is wonderfully interesting too, and well worth writing about. Which is why, today, I have bothered to find

Nanda Devi is in a National Park Sanctuary, a World Heritage UNESCO Site “of outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of humankind”. The name means Bliss-Giving Goddess. The peak is regarded as the patron-goddess of the Uttarakhand  Himalaya. “Nanda Devi imposes on her