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Announcements
The Spring-Summer 2013 Update to the Himalayan Database and the Spring 2013 season lists are now available

A new and expanded edition of
The Himalaya by the Numbers
,
A Statistical Analysis of Mountaineering in the Nepal Himalaya
, is now available for purchase at book stores

System Requirements

Season Lists

Support

Updates

The Himalaya by the Numbers

Elizabeth Hawley Biography

Tibetan Biographies

Research & Other Papers

Where to Buy

Contact Us

Himalayan Database Contact
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Publisher
The American Alpine Club
710 Tenth Street, Suite 100
Golden, Colorado 80401
www.americanalpineclub.org

Distributor
The Mountaineers Books
1001 SW Klickitat Way, Suite 201
Seattle, Washington 98134
www.mountaineersbooks.org

 

The Himalayan Database is a compilation of records for all expeditions that have climbed in the Nepalese Himalaya. The database is based on the expedition archives of Elizabeth Hawley, a longtime journalist based in Kathmandu, and it is supplemented by information gathered from books, alpine journals and correspondence with Himalayan climbers.

The data cover all expeditions from 1905 through 2003 to more than 340 significant Nepalese peaks. Also included are expeditions to both sides of border peaks such as Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Kangchenjunga as well as to some smaller border peaks. Data on expeditions to trekking peaks are included for early attempts, first ascents and major accidents.

The database is searchable by peak, climber, expedition, nationality, season, mortality rates and causes and more.

There are selected preset reports plus the capability for custom searches and analyses.

There are literature references to journals, books and published expedition reports.

The database is on a CD and includes an 80-page printed user guide.

The Himalayan Database is published by the American Alpine Club and is available in bookstores.

Updates for the 2004 through the Spring-Summer 2013 climbing seasons are available from this web site.

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Database created by Richard Salisbury