The Himalayan Club - Founders' Day and Curtain Raiser for the 90th Anniversary - by Kolkata Section

13th February, 2017, 6 PM
Venue: Rotary Sadan
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Dear Viewer & Mountain lover,
We recall with happiness about our much adored The Himalayan Club, an icon, which is symbolic of a great tradition in the domain of mountaineering. The Himalayan Club, instituted in 1928 at Shimla and later registered in the city of Calcutta, is the earliest mountaineering club in the subcontinent and is certainly one of the oldest mountaineering clubs in the world with memberships and patronages worldwide; "...Climbing and Beyond", - one of our guiding principles, has inspired us over the years into mountaineering and all aspects of work, interest, aesthetic and service associated with mountains. As we look back into the pages of time and at the glorious trail behind us spanning nine long decades, we are happy to be credited with the some of the best climbs by the best mountaineers that blazed the trails-and-pitches in all major mountain systems of the world. We evolved with the times and committed ourselves to be responsible climbers and reaffirmed our faith in preservation of nature and that of communities who have made the mountains their home. On our Founders’ Day, which we intend to celebrate onthe 13th February, 2017, we, the members of The Himalayan club (Kolkata Section), wish to share with mountain lovers of the city of joy-Kolkata, our passions, ethos and achievements as enunciated by our speakers - the magnificent event shall also set-in-motion the curtain raiser to the 90th anniversary celebrations of The Himalayan Club.

We are delighted to inform that the following speakers shallbe among us on the Founders’ Day:

  • Distinguished scholar and mountaineer Prof. Masato Oki, from Japan;
  • Mr. Shibnath Basu, AFIAP & EFIAP, eminent veteran photographer from Kolkata, whose works have been recognized and awarded by Governments and eminent Photographic Societies from all over the world;
  • Mr. Debabrata Mukherjee, eminent mountaineer from Kolkata, who apart from his many path-breaking explorations in the Himalayashas summited Mt. Everest from the North Col (China).

The speakers, being distinguished and eminent professionals in their respective fields of endeavor, shall dig deep into their repertoire and shall create frank deliberations and articulate presentations.Their wide ranging experiences and unique perspectives, which they are keen to share, will certainly give you an evening of great enrichment encompassing a wide spectrum of oratory, visuals, art and adventure - a delight to treasure a lifetime!

Let’s celebrate together and share the sparks of excellence and cheer on our Founders’ Day!!!

The Himalayan Club


by Prof. Masato Oki Mountaineering in Japan: Past Present and Future
by Debabrata Mukherjee Tracing the dots of my mentors: Shipton, Tilman and Meade
by Shibnath Basu Digital India


Rotary Sadan
94/2 Chowringhee Road, Kolkata 700020