Solving the "map problem" in the Indian Himalayas
I've often complained about the dearth of good maps of the Indian Himalayas. A new article in The Mint newspaper profiles Depi Chaudhry (full article from The Mint here) launch of a digital Indian Himalayas map for trekkers. The digital version appears to still be a little bit "in the works" but the plan is to incorporate GPS route data of popular treks into accessible digital maps complete with counter information. Once this goes live it will be a fantastic resource for independent trekkers in India. Check http://www.himalayamaps.com/ for progress on the mapping project, which according to the site has the very worthy "objective of creating detailed trekking maps and sharing it for free with fellow trekkers." Great news for independent trekkers hitting the trails of the Indian Himalayas.