First published in 1929 with the mission ‘To encourage and assist Himalayan travel and exploration, and to extend knowledge of the Himalaya and adjoining mountain ranges through science, art, literature and sport,’ The Himalayan Journal continues to provide compelling and interesting content on an annual basis.
The recently released 75th edition of The Journal includes three articles written by three people with a close association with the UIAA.
Steve Long, President of the UIAA Training Panel, in an article ‘Training the UIAA Way’ presents the UIAA’s approach to training, its mountain leadership courses offered to member federations, and details some of the successful recent training programmes.
Tom Nakamura, Honorary Member of the UIAA, a renowned explorer, cartographer and photographer, reminisces about his travels in Eastern Tibet and debates the topic of whether there are parts of the mountain world still to discover.
George Rodway, member of the UIAA Medical Commission (and its former President), writes about the prevention and treatment of frostbite. Advice presented in the article aligns with that addressed both by the UIAA Medical Commission in its high-altitude papers and in the UIAA Alpine Summer Skills Handbook.
Volume 75 can be downloaded here.
The Himalayan Journal Archives
- The Himalayan Journal Volume 1 ( published in 1928) to Volume 65 are available to view on The Himalayan Club website.
- This website is currently being revamped. Newer volumes and more interactive versions will be uploaded shortly.
- UIAA member associations interested in viewing PDF or digital versions of the volumes that are not on The Himalayan Club website (volume 66 onwards) can contact email@example.com. Digital versions can be made available on request.
- The Himalayan Club is currently accessing the feasibility of introducing a fee for future access to its archives.