Hi Ashwin

>From what I see on the grant page, the amount requested is around 1.4
lakhs, which is about 33% of the total cost.

Yohann Thomas
yohan...@gmail.com

On Wed, Aug 19, 2015 at 11:42 AM, Ashwin Baindur <ashwin.bain...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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
> >
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>
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