2004 Update to the Himalayan Database
The 2004 update to the Himalayan Database adds new records for expeditions in the 2004 season and provides corrections and additions to records for previous seasons.
The update package includes:
2004 update files for Himalayan Database
A new version 1.1 of the Himal program
A new Appendix G to the Himalayan Database Program Guide
2004 seasonal stories
The complete instructions for updating the Himalayan Database are given in Appendix E of the Himalayan Database Program Guide. A brief summary is given below.
Updating the Himalayan Database
First download the compressed 2004 Update files from the web site onto your hard drive and decompress by double-clicking on the update package.
For Windows users, the update package is in the file Himal 2004 Updates.zip.
For Macintosh users, the update package is in the file Himal 2004 Updates.sea.hqx.
The result of the decompression is a folder with the name "Himal 2004 Updates" containing 14 update files:
The files of the form "exp..." and "mem..." contain the changes to be applied to the EXPED and MEMBERS tables. The files of the form "refer..." and "peaks..." are replacement files for the current files in the Himdata folder that are automatically loaded during the update process.
Make sure that you have your original Himalayan Database CD available before starting the update process as you will be required to reauthenticate the database when you restart the program after completing the update.
Start the Himal program and use the Update command in the File menu to apply the updates to the Himalayan Database. Confirm that you wish to proceed with the update and then navigate to the Himal 2004 Updates folder and select the first file named "expchgs.dbf" and click the OK button in the Open dialog box. All remaining update files are loaded automatically during the update process. Confirmation messages are given that each of the four tables (expeditions, members, literature references, and peaks) have been updated.
After finishing the updating process, quit and then restart the Himal program to complete the reauthentication.
The Himalayan Database may be updated using either the original version of the Himal program or the new version 1.1 (see below).
New version 1.1 of the Himal Program
Download either the Windows or Macintosh compressed version of the Himal program onto your hard drive and decompress by double-clicking on the program file.
For Windows users, replace the existing Himal.exe file in the Himalayan Database folder by the new Himal.exe file. For Macintosh users, replace the existing Himal file in the Himalayan Database folder by the new Himal file.
The new version of the Himal program fixes several minor bugs and adds several new features and options to the Reports and Analysis commands.
Appendix G - Reports
The new Appendix G to the Himalayan Database Program Guide gives more comprehensive examples of using various reports available under the Reports Menu of the Himal program.
The new features of version 1.1 of the Himal program are described in this appendix.
Seasonal Stories 2004
This file contains Elizabeth Hawley's spring and autumn seasonal stories for the 2004 climbing season.
This file contains updated maps for the Annapurna, Api, Kangchenjunga, Khumbu and Rolwaling regions.