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ganesh70 - Aug 29, 2007 1:26 am - Hasn't voted

I think this group

has so many impressive mountains that without good pictures this page isn't much useful. Only when you see the huge pyramid of Thalay Sagar, the north-west face of the Shivling, the Bhagirathi massif, the enormous holy Nanda Devi or the vertical north face of the Changabang you can understand how wonderful and wild are this Himalayan peaks.
Ciao Fabrizio


lingana - Aug 29, 2007 11:33 am - Hasn't voted

Re: I think this group

Thanks for the suggestion. Now, I have put up a few photos, which should make the mage exciting. Some are captured by me, and some are from other sources.

Thanks for stopping by.

Damien Gildea

Damien Gildea - Sep 5, 2007 5:28 am - Hasn't voted

Credits & Terminology

1. It's nice to see these photos, but:
a. They have minimal, or no, captions - not good - and,
b. They are uncredited. Did you take them all ? Uncredited photos are disapproved of on SP.

2. Himalaya is singular, not "Himalayas".
3. Do not put 'Mt' or 'Mount' in front of these local mountain names.

Both points #2 & #3 are not just about variations or differences - they are erroneous Western (mainly American) distortions of perfectly fine and accurate non-English terms.



lingana - Sep 5, 2007 10:51 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Credits & Terminology

Thanks D, for the helpful comments and suggestions. I agree that a lot of photos embedded in the text don't have captions, but the ones at the end are definitely captioned. Also, I didn't take credit for the photos. Although, some are clicked by me (while on my Mt. Thelu expedition, in 01), some are from websites as well as from friends who are in India, and keep going to this beautiful region to climb. I will change the name of "Himalayas" though. Thanks for mentioning that.
And, regarding a "Mt." in front of the names, I agree with you, but at the same time, I (when was in Uttarkashi on 2 different occasions) heard a LOT of local people, including guides, use "Mount" in front of a majority of these mountains. So, sometimes, it gets used, sometimes, it doesn't. I primarily used it, as a majority of members at SP are in from west, so thought, it would be helpful in identifying with the mountains.
Above all, the main purpose of this page was to let people know of this wonderful region, which is also a climbing haven for mountaineers from all around the world.
Thanks again for the suggestions.



BigLee - Sep 7, 2007 9:20 am - Voted 1/10

Re: Credits & Terminology

I'd remove the photos from this page immediately that are from other websites as you're in breech of copyright laws unless you have permission. If someone used my photos without my permission I wouldn't be happy and I'm sure that others would feel the same way. As Damien said, I'd get rid of the "Mt" and "Mount" you the reasons previously mentioned. Otherwise, page is coming along nicely.


BigLee - Sep 10, 2007 9:11 am - Voted 1/10

Re: Credits & Terminology

PS most of the text on this page has been cut-and-pasted from other sites...?!


lingana - Sep 11, 2007 9:58 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Credits & Terminology

Hi BigLee:
Yes, I have taken a lot of this information from quite a few websites. But, again, I never ever said that all the photos were clicked by me. As I have repeatedly mentioned, I had just intended to provide information on this region on this forum (as opposed to information residing on various other multiple locations), and therefore, have just compiled information from other sites, as well as added a bit from my side as well.
I definitely didn't mean to hurt anybody's feelings. I am sorry, if I have.

Jerry L

Jerry L - Nov 2, 2007 11:07 am - Voted 1/10

Maybe You Missed the Point ?

As I read this page. I noticed several different writing styles. Then I noticed that pictures were copied, without permission / credits. I think you've missed the point about SP. It's about members submittting their own information & photos about an area or mountain. I think you should write what you know and post photos that you have. I'm sure it would be accepted much better by the members.


Eleutheros - Apr 1, 2008 12:11 pm - Hasn't voted

Wrong Height Listed In Article

"The crowning glory of Garhwal is the beautiful Nanda Devi, whose twin summits tower over 26,600 ft above sea level."

This would put Nanda Devi at over 8100 meters - Please correct this statement, as it is clearly false. Thanks!



lingana - Apr 9, 2008 10:56 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wrong Height Listed In Article

Hi Eleutheros:
Thanks for the correction. I made the correction in the article. The height is 25, 643 ft above sea level.



skileraar - Jan 22, 2009 3:27 am - Hasn't voted


Nice page, only one correction; Prominent Peaks in the Region (with hyperlinks): hyperlinks aren't set correctly. E.g. http://http//

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