Hi, Sharperblue and everybody:
sharperblue wrote:This is off on a tangent but i'm curious - that's a lot of very detailed information about those peaks - where did it come from?
i know there are a few trekking guides to Nepal/Tibet, but nothing of which i am aware that has even rudimentary information on routes and peaks in the Khumbu Himal and surrounding areas (or in the karakoram, for that matter) - do you compile the information from the AAJ's or AJ's or is there another source - /
I. The most of relevant sources on Hinku Himal
are given in my previous post (but in manner directed towards to be the references of the variations of names and heights). Here below the sources are rearranged (and with more details) as the more direct answer to your question:
Of course the first are reports in AAJ
, Himalayan Journal
, late Mountain
, late High
(Mountain Info section) or the German, English, Spanish, Italian, Polish leading magazines.
- Fortunately, all that is compiled up to 1994 in 35-pages guidebook-brochure
by Jan Kielkowski
: Ama Dablam & Hinku Himal, part 2, Mingbo Ri - Rakpa Ri - Hinku Ri - Kang Taiga - Tramserku
Dusseldorf 1994, [in Polish, pages 7-10, with drawing of Malanphulan group from SW on the cover].
This copy / brochure was mentioned earlier and is more exactly referred below (section VIII.1).
- Other, updated, source is mountain Encyclopedia, WEGA, Vol. 2, 2005
, entry Hinku Ri, Hinku Himal (see my earlier post).
- This is compiled with one note in AAJ 2001
on Melanphulan / Malanphulan (see below)
- and Polish
and internet publications
on the peak in 2009-2010.
Concerning, for example, Ama Dablam or Kantega, since 1993 changed quite much and one should search in further volumes of AAJ or Mountain/High (with some help of Alpine Club Himalayan Index or index of AAJ, links see below, section VII).
itself changed a little and the AAJ almost covers the topic of the recent years (after 1993):
The only report is in AAJ 2001
of the 1st (and still the only) ascent in the spring 2000 via W face (by Peter Carse and Amy = Supy Bullard),
There are also reports on N face in Polish: short report on 2005 attempt and widespread info on 2009 attempt (attempt, not ascent, see above, post by user Petro).
II. Widely, for Khumbu Himal
climbing guidebooks there are more references by Jan Kielkowski, including 200-300 pages guidebooks in English on Everest or Makalu Himal (links below in section VIII.1
). However, in fact, for climbing of significant difficulty degree and uncertainty, sources seem very scattered and probably there is no single, complete source or publication, updated to the half of the decade 2001-2010.
[I suppose that some serious, handy, compact guidebook for climbers to Khumbu region should appear... But - it needs some kind of support... ].
were also mentioned in my first post: Schneider map 1 : 50 000 and by Nepal-Finnish Survey series of maps, 1 : 50 000, 1992-1996, "Sheet No. 2786 04, Sagarmatha
" (basing on which many modern trekking maps are produced, with better data on tourist objects and sometimes more names).
CLIMBING GUIDEBOOKS for OTHER REGIONS (answer for second part of the question by Sharperblue):
IV. There are also Jan Kielkowski guidebooks on Baltoro region
in Karakorum / Karakoram, including guidebook in English on K2 and neighbor mountains (links below in section VIII).
V. Polish climbers also use photocopy-brochures systematically prepared by Jerzy Wala
on rather remote regions, however including brillant map 1: 50 000 and topo of Nangmah and Charakusa Valleys
in Hushe region) – his work is slightly more directed towards the general topography and cartography, identification of unfrequented peaks. Jerzy Wala is an Author of 1: 250 000 map of Karakoram (called “Swiss Map
”, in two sheets, Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research (Schweizerische Stifung fur Alpine Forschungen, SFAF
, Zurich 1990) and map of “The eight-thousand-metre peaks of the Karakoram
” 1 : 50 000, 1994, The Climbing Company, Buxton, UK. The last one is accompanied the topo-guide to all main peaks covered by the map.
VA. Dozen illustrations by Jerzy Wala, and detailed maps, are included in monograph of Western Karakorum
prepared by Wolfgang Heichel
(published by DAV/OEAV
, Munchen 2003, in German).
VI. Other compilations were prepared by Spanish climbers (directed to the cartography, but they also published guidebook to Tirich Mir), by the FEDME and Servei General d' Informacio de Muntanya (SGIM
) in Sabadell, near Barcelona.
So, there are some compiled sources but for the not frequented peaks and climbs there are rather brochures than easy available books (contrary to the case of popular trekking routes and peaks).
VII. Existence, from a couple years, the indexes such as search engine for AAJ reduces the work needed to collect more information.
LINKS to search engines/indexes:
American Alpine Journal (AAJ) online, search engine:http://www.americanalpineclub.org/aajsearch
(pdfs in 10-15 pages sections)
Alpine Journal (AJ) on line:http://www.alpinejournal.org.uk/Contents_All_Years.html
(thanks to post by user Borutb alpine-journal-on-line-t56629.html
AC Himalayan Index:http://www.alpine-club.org.uk/hi/index.htm
VIII. LINKS to some of Jan Kielkowski's ca. 40 guidebooks:Guidebooks by Jan Kielkowski
(in Polish, German and English – the English editions grouped a couple brochures and are the lasts and much thicker, ‘serious’ books, not guidebook brochures) Description immediately on the reseller website
<Rodzaj wydawnictwa> [ = kind of publication] => Przewodnik [means = guide, guidebook]
<Obszar> [= Area] => choose: <Himalaje> or <Karakorum>Or with more convenient description, with cover visible
Whole set after entry ‘Jan Kielkowski’: 51 items (6 pages, including Encyklopedia of Mountains, WEGA, see my first post above)http://pl.gojaba.com/search/qau/KIE%C5%81KOWSKI+JAN
With Hinku Himal and Malanphulan / Melanphulan itself:http://pl.gojaba.com/book/8196483/Ama-D ... KOWSKI-JanAma Dablam & Hinku Himal
, parts 1, 2, 3:Ama Dablam & Hinku Himal
, part 2
Przewodnik wspinaczkowy. [in Polish]
Zeszyt 2. Mingbo Ri - Rakpa Ri - Hinku Ri - Kang Taiga - Tramserku.
Düsseldorf 1994. s. [pages] 35. Nr katalogowy Sprzedającego: 12815
Here one can find also similar guidebooks-brochures concerning Khumbu region (mountains in Solo Khumbu district) in German
VIII. 2. More serious, widened editions in English
, on most mountains more spectacular/ more popular than Hinku Himal:
(still Jan Kielkowski
):http://pl.gojaba.com/book/10409932/Moun ... KOWSKI-JanMount Everest massif
Gliwice 2000/. Explo. wyd. 2. [edition 2] s. [pages] 312.
Nr katalogowy Sprzedającego: 20424http://pl.gojaba.com/book/10409931/Maka ... KOWSKI-JanMakalu Himal
. Monograph - guide - chronicle.
Gliwice 2001/. Explo. wyd.1. s. 123. Nr katalogowy Sprzedającego: 21107http://pl.gojaba.com/book/640362/Kangch ... KOWSKI-JanKangchenjunga Himal and Kumbhakarna Himal
. Monograph - guide - chronicle.
Gliwice 1999/. Explo. s. [pages] 201. Nr katalogowy Sprzedającego: 12835
KARAKORUM / KARAKORAM:
In English:http://pl.gojaba.com/book/10409930/K2-a ... KOWSKI-JanK2 and Northern Baltoro Mustagh
. Monograph - guide - chronicle. [English]
Gliwice 1997/. Explo. wyd.1. s. 114. Nr katalogowy Sprzedającego: 12834Detailed brochures
Goup, Baltoro Cathedrals, Lobsang):http://pl.gojaba.com/book/8196514/Weste ... KOWSKI-JanWestern Baltoro Mustagh
, parts 1, 2, 3
Zeszyt 1. Przewodnik alpinistyczny. [in Polish]
Düsseldorf 1988. s. 55. Nr katalogowy Sprzedającego: 12863