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INTERNATIONAL

Everest fight: the Sherpa side of the story

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26/06/2013

As Everest drops out of the headlines for another year, expedition organisers are taking stock following the widely reported confrontation between Western climbers and Sherpas at Camp 2. In this exclusive interview, veteran outfitter Russell Brice tells Ed Douglas about how the incident impacted on the Sherpa community – and why they really feel aggrieved.
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INTERNATIONAL

Solo trekking ban in Nepal on hold

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05/09/2012

A recent announcement by Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs had threatened a ban on tourists wanting to trek alone in any part of the country. But the decision has now been delayed as a review takes place. It is the BMC's understanding that a ban on solo trekkers in Langtang continues to apply.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Nick Bullock on: mountains for sale

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13/12/2011

True mountaineering is under threat: consumers are dragging the mountains down to their own level with oxygen and ladders. It's time to stop pretending that standards haven't progressed and start climbing with integrity, says Nick Bullock.
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INTERNATIONAL

Small grant aids trekking in Afghanistan

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04/08/2011

As the number of climbing and trekking parties to Afghanistan's remote Wakhan Corridor continues to increase, there is news that the Linda Norgrove Foundation has contributed a grant to support a new trekking enterprise in the region.
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INTERNATIONAL

Children’s Houses in Nepal: a non profit organisation

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08/06/2011

Bharat Garung, my young porter, carried my green bag around the Annapurna Himalaya Circuit last October. I stayed in simple lodges en route with him and my guide, Kaji Sherpa. They were both excellent; reliable, knowledgeable, kind and fun. We walked for just under a fortnight through summer, autumn, winter, autumn and back to summer.
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MEDICAL

Porter care in the mountains

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08/03/2010

Are you taking care of your mountain porters? Dr Jim Duff takes a look at porters and mountain travel - and how hundreds have died in service to mountaineers and trekkers.
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INTERNATIONAL

Attempted rescue on Latok II sadly abandoned

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19/08/2009

A dramatic, multi-national attempt to save the accomplished Spanish alpinist, Oscar Perez, who lay injured high on a difficult peak in the Pakistan Karakoram, has sadly been abandoned.
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INTERNATIONAL

Last thoughts: Taking control

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04/08/2006

A cautionary tale of trekking from Michael Woodman
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INTERNATIONAL

Questions to ask your tour operator

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28/03/2005

In order to decide which company is most likely to offer the service that you require, you might want to raise some of the following issues before parting with any cash.
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INTERNATIONAL

UK tour operators with policies on porter working conditions

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28/03/2004

These operators have demonstrated proof of policies on porter working conditions to Tourism Concern.
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