06 October 2023, 06:30 pm
To Mark the 70th Anniversary of the First Ascent of Mount Everest
Programme Type
C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, IIC main building

A Historical Perspective of the Discovery, Exploration, and Attempts on Mount Everest, Leading to the First Ascent in 1953
An illustrated lecture by Brig. Ashok Abbey, passionate skier-mountaineer, veteran climber, who has climbed extensively, for over 43 years in the Karakoram, Great Himalaya, and adjoining mountain ranges. He has climbed, led, and participated in many international, and Indian Expeditions to 5000, 6000, 7000, and 8000 metre mountains, successfully

Guest of Honour: Shri N.N. Vohra, Life Trustee, IIC, former President, Indian Mountaineering Foundation

Chair: Shri Shyam Saran, President, IIC

Moderator: Shri Maninder Kohli, Managing Trustee, The Himalayan Environment Trust

The talk retraces the fascinating history of the mountain from its discovery, and naming, leading to its first successful climb