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Trisul
Trisul
Trisul
(Hindi: त्रिसूल) is a group of three Himalayan mountain peaks of western Kumaun, with the highest ( Trisul
Trisul
I) reaching 7120m. The three peaks resemble a trident - in Hindi/Sanskrit, Trishula, trident, is the weapon of Shiva. The Trishul group forms the southwest corner of the ring of peaks enclosing the Nanda Devi Sanctuary, about 15 kilometres (9 mi) west-southwest of Nanda Devi itself
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Massif
In geology, a massif ( /mæˈsiːf/ or /ˈmæsɪf/) is a section of a planet's crust that is demarcated by faults or flexures. In the movement of the crust, a massif tends to retain its internal structure while being displaced as a whole. The term also refers to a group of mountains formed by such a structure. In mountaineering and climbing literature, a massif is frequently used to denote the main mass of an individual mountain. The massif is a smaller structural unit of the crust than a tectonic plate and is considered the fourth largest driving force in geomorphology.[1] The word is taken from French (in which the word also means "massive"), where it is used to refer to a large mountain mass or compact group of connected mountains forming an independent portion of a range
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United Kingdom
The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(UK)[15] or Britain,[note 11] is a sovereign country located off the north-western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands.[16] Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
is the only part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland
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Shiva
Shiva
Shiva
(/ˈʃiːvə/; Sanskrit: शिव, Śiva, lit. the auspicious one) also known as Mahadeva (lit. the great god)[7][8][9] is one of the principal deities of Hinduism. He is one of the supreme beings within Shaivism, one of the major traditions within contemporary Hinduism.[10][11] Shiva
Shiva
is known as "The Destroyer" within the Trimurti, the Hindu trinity that includes Brahma
Brahma
and Vishnu.[1][12] In Shaivism
Shaivism
tradition, Shiva
Shiva
is one of the supreme beings who creates, protects and transforms the universe.[7][8][9] In the Shaktism
Shaktism
tradition, the Goddess, or Devi, is described as one of the supreme, yet Shiva
Shiva
is revered along with Vishnu
Vishnu
and Brahma
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Nanda Devi
Nanda Devi
Nanda Devi
is the second highest mountain in India, and the highest located entirely within the country. (Kangchenjunga, which is higher, is on the border of India
India
and Nepal.) It is the 23rd-highest peak in the world. It was considered the highest mountain in the world before computations in 1808 proved Dhaulagiri
Dhaulagiri
to be higher. It was also the highest mountain in India
India
before 1975 when Sikkim, the state in which Kangchenjunga
Kangchenjunga
is located, joined the Republic of India. It is part of the Greater Himalayas, and is located in Chamoli
Chamoli
district of Uttarakhand, between the Rishiganga valley on the west and the Goriganga valley on the east. The peak, whose name means "Bliss-Giving Goddess",[4] is regarded as the patron-goddess of the Uttarakhand Himalaya
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Ranikhet
Ranikhet
Ranikhet
is a hill station and cantonment town in Almora district
Almora district
in the Indian state of Uttarakhand
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Survey Of India
The Survey of India
India
(Hindi: भारतीय सर्वेक्षण विभाग) is India's central engineering agency in charge of mapping and surveying.[1] Set up in 1767[2] to help consolidate the territories of the British East India Company, it is one of the oldest Engineering Departments of the Government of India. The Survey of India's distinguished history includes the handling of the mammoth Great Trigonometrical Survey under William Lambton
William Lambton
and George Everest
George Everest
and the discovery of Mt. Everest.[2] Its members are from Survey of India
India
Service cadre of Civil Services of India
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Chamoli
Chamoli district
Chamoli district
is the second largest district of Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand
state of India.[1] It is bounded by the Tibet
Tibet
region to the north, and by the Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand
districts of Pithoragarh
Pithoragarh
and Bageshwar
Bageshwar
to the east, Almora
Almora
to the south, Garhwal to the southwest, Rudraprayag
Rudraprayag
to the west, and Uttarkashi to the northwest. The administrative headquarters of the district is Gopeshwar. Chamoli hosts a variety of destinations of pilgrim and tourists' interest. Badrinath, Hemkund
Hemkund
Sahib, Valley of Flowers
Valley of Flowers
and Auli. Chamoli also happened to be a birthplace of "Chipko movement"
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Special
Special
Special
or the specials or variation, may refer to:.mw-parser-output .tocright float:right;clear:right;width:auto;background:none;padding:.5em 0 .8em 1.4em;margin-bottom:.5em .mw-parser-output .tocright-clear-left clear:left .mw-parser-output .tocright-clear-both clear:both .mw-parser-output .tocright-clear-none clear:none Contents1 Policing 2 Literature 3 Film and television 4 Music4.1 Albums 4.2 Songs5 Computing 6 Other uses 7 See alsoPolicing[edit] Specials, Ulster
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Alps
The Alps
Alps
(/ælps/; French: Alpes [alp]; German: Alpen [ˈalpn̩]; Italian: Alpi [ˈalpi]; Romansh: Alps; Slovene: Alpe [ˈáːlpɛ]) are the highest and most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in Europe,[2][note 1] stretching approximately 1,200 kilometres (750 mi) across eight Alpine countries
Alpine countries
(from west to east): France, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, and Slovenia.[3] The mountains were formed over tens of millions of years as the African and Eurasian tectonic plates collided. Extreme shortening caused by the event resulted in marine sedimentary rocks rising by thrusting and folding into high mountain peaks such as Mont Blanc
Mont Blanc
and the Matterhorn. Mont Blanc
Mont Blanc
spans the French–Italian border, and at 4,810 m (15,781 ft) is the highest mountain in the Alps
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Sanskrit
Sanskrit
Sanskrit
(English: /ˈsænskrɪt/;[6] Sanskrit: संस्कृतम्, romanized: saṃskṛtam, IPA: [ˈsɐ̃skr̩tɐm] (listen)) is a language of ancient India
India
with a 3,500-year history.[7][8][9] It is the primary liturgical language of Hinduism
Hinduism
and the predominant language of most works of Hindu philosophy
Hindu philosophy
as well as some of the principal texts of Buddhism
Buddhism
and Jainism
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Mountain Guide
Mountain
Mountain
guides are specially trained and experienced mountaineers and professionals who are certified by a mountain guide association, affiliated to the International Federation of Mountain
Mountain
Guides Associations ( IFMGA in English). They are considered to be high-level experts in mountaineering, and are hired to instruct or lead individuals or small groups who require this advanced expertise.Contents1 Skills 2 Organization 3 See also 4 External linksSkills[edit] Their skills usually include climbing, skiing and hiking. Their knowledge includes furthermore the topics rocks, snowcraft, weather, navigation, avalanches and health, each practically and theoretically. Mountain
Mountain
guides, or more formally high mountain guides, are employed by groups or individuals assuring the safety of the climbing or skiing party
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Gurkha
The Gurkhas or Gorkhas (/ˈɡɜːrkə/ /ˈɡʊərkə/) with endonym Gorkhali (Nepali: गोरखाली) are the soldiers of Nepalese nationality recruited in the British Army, Nepalese Army, Indian Army, Gurkha Contingent
Gurkha Contingent
Singapore, Gurkha Reserve Unit Brunei, UN Peace Keeping force, and war zones around the world. Historically, the terms "Gurkha" and "Gorkhali" were synonymous with "Nepali",[1] which originates from the hill principality Gorkha Kingdom
Gorkha Kingdom
from which the Kingdom of Nepal
Kingdom of Nepal
expanded under Prithivi Narayan Shah.[2][3] The name may be traced to the medieval Hindu
Hindu
warrior-saint Guru Gorakhnath[4] who has a historic shrine in Gorkha.[5] The word itself derived from Go-Raksha (Nepali:गोरक्षा), raksha becoming rakha (रखा)
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Paragliding
Paragliding
Paragliding
is the recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying paragliders: lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft with no rigid primary structure.[1] The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing. Wing shape is maintained by the suspension lines, the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing, and the aerodynamic forces of the air flowing over the outside. Despite not using an engine, paraglider flights can last many hours and cover many hundreds of kilometers, though flights of one to two hours and covering some tens of kilometers are more the norm
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Almora
Almora
Almora
Hindustani pronunciation: [əlmoːɽaː] is a municipal board and a cantonment town in the Almora district
Almora district
in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Almora district.[3] Almora
Almora
is located on a ridge at the southern edge of the Kumaon Hills
Kumaon Hills
of the Himalaya range, at a distance of 365 km from the national capital New Delhi
New Delhi
and 415 km from the state capital Dehradun. According to the provisional results of the 2011 national census of India, Almora
Almora
has a population of 35,513
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Garur
Garur
Garur
is a town in the Bageshwar district
Bageshwar district
of the state of Uttarakhand, India.[1]Contents1 Geography and demographics 2 Heritage 3 Commerce and tourism 4 ReferencesGeography and demographics[edit] Nearby places include Kausani, Baijnath, Gwaldam and Bageshwar. After Kausani, Garur
Garur
is midway between Gwaldam and Bageshwar
Bageshwar
and is a major bus station for KMVN buses and is close to 490 kilometres away from Delhi on route to Delhi-Gajraula-Muradabad-Bhawali-Khairna-Almora-Someshwar-Kausani-Garur-Baijnath - Gwaldam. The neighbouring villages also include Garhsher, Gagrigol, Chitrapal, Tilsari, Salani, Mattee, Bheta, Lobanj, Dangoli, Wajula, Dhaina. Garur is about 16 km away from Kausani
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