Thanks Yohan, for pointing out, my bad.


On Wed, Aug 19, 2015 at 12:50 PM, Shyamal Lakshminarayanan
<lshya...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Does this project plan to be inclusive? I would like to join the trek and I
> can think of numerous others who could add value to any such an expedition -
> you should include specialists - geologists, lichen experts, botanists and
> others, otherwise random images without interpretation would miss out on the
> opportunity and only be at best pretty picnic photos.
>
> best wishes
> Shyamal
>
> 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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>>
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