Mountain Activities Gallery
The Hall of mountain activities prioritizes on the thorough display of mountains as per their height, and the people who have climbed it.
This third hall displays the equipments, clothes, different professional loops of the ropes and photographs of French Expedition team leader; recorder holder Maurice Herzog who scaled Annapurna for the first time in 1950.
Beside Herzog is Junko Tabei, the first Japanese women to scale Mt Everest. Timanishi, the first Manaslu summiteers and other climber’s equipments are showcased here. This hall also introduces fourteen peaks over eight thousand meters in a chronological order to the year they were conquered.

Equipment necessary for climbing mountains and rocks, their varieties and uses make the visitors familiar on how hard the scaling these mountains can be. Last but not the least is the famous legendry tales of Yeti, its myths, and publications of the illusive giant brown bear in one corner of the first floor. Although nobody has seen the creature, many have claimed of witnessing Yeti. Some have claimed to have photographed its foot prints on icy blanket, and some have seen it with their eyes closed. This section is dedicated to the Yeti whom nobody has seen but many like to believe in.
Trekkers tools and dress for mountain expedition.
Trekkers tools and dress for mountain expedition.

Mountain Summiteers

Maurice Herzog

Maurice André Raymond Herzog was a French mountaineer and administrator who was born in Lyon, France. He led the 1950 French Annapurna expedition that first climbed a peak over 8000m, Annapurna, in 1950, and reached the summit with Louis Lachenal.

Junko Tabei

Junko Tabei (22 September 1939 – 20 October 2016) was a Japanese mountaineer, an author, and a teacher. She was the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest and the first woman to ascend the Seven Summits, climbing the highest peak on every continent.

Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary KG ONZ KBE (20 July 1919 – 11 January 2008) was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer, and philanthropist. On 29 May 1953, Hillary and Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers confirmed to have reached the summit of Mount Everest.

In order to create awareness about the ecology and environment of the mountain, a separate section is displayed beside the equipment section where garbage collected from Mount Everest between the year 2000 and 2003 demonstrates gloomy picture of possible environment degradation if caution of preserving the environment is neglected. Crossing this section takes the visitors to yet another section named Imaging Everest where plenty of photographs of British expeditions to Mount Everest from 1921 to 1953 are showcased. These pictures are donated by Royal Geographical Society.

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