Hi, I've been on a mountaneering expedition myself (Nandad Devi 7817m), 1993 and love mountains (see https://thebutterflydiaries.wordpress.com/2009/03/11/sarson-patal/).
I agree that we need good images to cover mountains in India. However, I cannot see how funding an expedition can be justified from WMF funds. Costs related to photography could perhaps be justified but not a complete expedition costing Rs 4.6 lakh rupees or so! It may be cheaper to pay photographers to surrender copyrights. Imho images of mountains, passes & biodiversity while required are not so vital as to necessitate such expenditure. We need instead to interact with mountaineers & ask them to donate specific images of encyclopedic value needed for articles. I'd love to see any links to discussions where the community has been informed about Wikipedia Treks Mountains as such. Till now, I have never heard of it. AshLin On Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 5:22 PM, Santanu Chandra <santan...@gmail.com> wrote: > Dear my fellow Wikipedians, > > Greetings from Kolkata, India. > I am pleased to inform you that we are going to organize a expedition > project “Wikipedia Treks Kalindi Khal” under “Wikipedia Treks Mountain “in > September 2015. > > This is a high-altitude trekking expedition from Gangotri to Badrinath in > the Garhwal Himalayan region of India, targeting all language editions of > Wikipedia, Commons, Wikspecies, Wikivoyage and other WMF projects. > > The overall purpose of Wikipedia Treks Kalindi Khal is to increase the > material related to Himalayan Range with a free license in Wikimedia Commons > and improve the quality and increase the amount of articles about > diversifying Himalayan mountain range and other respective variety in > different languages in Wikipedia. Reaching out to the majority of Himalayan > mountain range during this trekking program will not only raise awareness > among various community chapters, but also motivate them to contribute to > the Wikimedia projects and organize this kind of trekking expedition in > future. > > > I just need an endorsement from all of you for this unique project > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:PEG/Sujay25/Wikipedia_Treks_Kalindi_Khal > > Feel free to discuss about the project in the discussion page. > > Thanks in advance, > > With warm regards, > > --- > Santanu Chandra > (Schwiki) > Skype: Santanu731 > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > -- Warm regards, Ashwin Baindur ------------------------------------------------------ _______________________________________________ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l