She was moderating a panel discussion comprising senior journalist, Vinod Mehta, mountaineer and editor of Himalayan Journal , Harish Kapadia
and Tshering Dorje, writer and Gill's companion on his expeditions.
The peak has been attempted only once before: in 2001, by a team of ace men mountaineers--led by the legendary British climber, Sir Chris Bonington, and the well-known Indian explorer and climber, Harish Kapadia
This year, the Founder's Medal was awarded to Professor Mike Goodchild for his inspirational work in Geographical Information Science, while the Patron's Medal was awarded to Harish Kapadia
for his contributions to geographical discovery and Himalayan mountaineering.
, one of India's leading mountaineers, provides a unique insight into the exploration history, climbs, geography and environmental damage in the Himalayan Nanda Devi Sanctuary.