Friday, May 2, 2008

Worlds First Himalayan Traveler

The great Himalayas spread over a distance of 2400 kilometers have stood as a challenge through the centuries. The first nearly accurate sketch of the Himalayan ranges was drawn by a Spanish missionary at Akbar’s court in 1590.

However, it was George Everst who put the Himalayas on the world map. At the end of eighteenth century William Moorecraft, a British Vet, became the worlds first Himalayan traveler. Since then, the number of Himalayan travelers, climbers and explorers has grown manifold.

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