Topical History

History of Hiking

While there is no evidence that concludes an exact year, the first recorded hiking trek was that of the Roman Emperor Hadrian to Etna, which is today is an active stratovolcano near Sicily.

Between 1400s and 1500s many people of the Inca Empire hiked to the Andes as part of religious reasons. The highest peak of the Andes is recorded to have been climbed in 1897, and 1898 was the year when the Grand Teton of the Rocky Mountains in North America was ascended.

The nineteenth century was a witness to a couple of expeditions to the Himalayas. Gurkha sepoys trained in mountaineering activities were of great help in the exploration of the Asiatic mountains.

In 1953, marked one of the most important events in the history of mountaineering, as on May 29th Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mount Everest.