has been climbing in the Himalaya since 1964. Over the years he has enviable
record of photo collection for last 45 years in the Himalaya. All his
pictures (in format of transparencies) have been stored at the American
Alpine Club (AAC) Library at Goldon, Colorado, USA. AAC has stored them
separately and have been scanning them to put on
Flickr.com. Those who require
pictures can contact the Librarian and obtain the High Resolution pictures.
About 2500 slides of various areas in the Indian Himalaya are available at
present. About 3000 more pictures in Digital format will be added shortly.
These pictures cover glaciers, mountains, trails, people, and famous
personalities in the field of mountaineering.
are already proving valuable. The ABC News at USA used a picture of the
famous Nepal researcher Elizabeth Hawley, a researcher has purchased many
photos of the Gangotri glacier for his major book, a German researcher has
used pictures of Garhwal to trace routes of earlier German explorers.
Glaciologist have taken pictures of glaciers in the Himalaya in 1970 and
had a picture taken from same spot in 2010 to compare the retreat of glacier
with help of Satellite maps.
There are many
photos which are historic as they are more than 50 years old and of rare
areas which have never been visited before and since. For some areas like
the Siachen Glacier this is the only record available.
pictures are also at The Alpine Club, London and the Japanese Alpine Club at
Tokyo under the name Lt Nawang Kapadia Collection. Please contact the
librarian at these respective clubs.
For queries and obtaining pictures contact
American Alpine Club Library
710 Tenth St. Ste. 15
Golden, CO 80401
The Lt. Nawang Kapadia Himalayan Collection is available on