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Vanity, Pollution and Death on Mt. Everest

Vanity, Pollution and Death on Mt. Everest I chose to post this article, as it addresses lots of the issues that we have been dealing with this semester, as well as it raises other points that we have not discussed thus far. Vanity, Pollution, and Death on Mt. Everest, written by Pablo Figueroa, is an…

Loving our mountains to death

http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web14x/wfeature-sustainable-summits-aac   I picked an alpinist article this week that has to do with waste and the environmental implications of climbing our favorite mountains maybe a bit too much. The article basically just talked about the issues that surround mountaineering, and a meeting in Colorado that was held between experts on the issues, and asked…

Week 15: Vanity, Pollution and Death on Mt. Everest

http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/vanity-pollution-and-death-on-mt-everest This article from 2013 talks about tourism, pollution, policies, commodification, and some economics of¬†Sagarmatha National Park, and covers a lot of what came up during discussions. The author shows how the government of Nepal is stuck capitalizing on the National Park and its tourists. Catering to the demands of tourists has helped the economy…

First Female Ascents

This week I wanted to follow up on some of our earlier discussion about gender in the mountains. While this article is not focused on the Himalaya, I feel that the same dialogue exists there. Andrew Bisharat (of Rock and Ice fame) provides an easily digested and interesting investigation of this highly charged subject, even…

Interesting tidbit

So I always get emails from the website ‘theclymb.com’ which is pretty much a discounted outdoor gear website, that rotates brands depending on what companies have excess of and whatnot, and this week their email included a brand called ‘Sherpa’ which I had never heard of, so I looked up the website (link below) and…

Neat GoPro Footage of Himalayan Climb

One more link from Red Bull. Awesome 60 second GoPro point of view footage from a climber attempting to climb Lunag Ri (on the border between Nepal and Tibet). Worth the watch! Incredible view! http://www.redbull.com/en/adventure/stories/1331778297605/60-seconds-to-make-you-feel-on-top-of-the-world

Red Bull Link: Sasha DiGiulian First Woman to Ascend Eiger Route

Heres a link from the Red Bull website, for anyone whose interested in the gender issues surrounding mountaineering. A 22 yr old female just attempted to climb the North Face of the Eiger. She’s the first female to ascend this particular route on the North Face, and describes why it is so important. Enjoy! http://www.redbull.com/us/en/adventure/stories/1331746365694/sasha-digiulian-climbs-eiger-interview?wtk=us000028&linkId=22051896