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Nepalese peak recognition bid on hold

28th October 2013 | 0 comments

Despite the suggested recognition of five further 8,000m-plus peaks in Nepal by the International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation (UIAA) earlier this year, indecision between India and Pakistan has now seen the process put on hold. Currently recognised as the home of eight 8,000m-plus peaks, Nepal has been campaigning since 2012 to gain international recognition for five others, in the hope …

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World Expeditions adds further Himalayan camps

9th October 2013 | 0 comments

Adventure travel specialists World Expeditions are soon to expand their number of permanent campsites in the Nepalese Himalaya, due to an increase in trekkers throughout the last two climbing seasons. Designed to improve comfort levels during an expedition, the first set of yak dung fuelled camps were established in 2011, as an environmentally friendly and sustainable alternative to teahouses and …

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Berghaus athletes take on Great Himalayan Trail

18th September 2013 | 0 comments

Berghaus sponsored athletes Philippe and Anna Gatta will begin their latest adventure on Friday, when they set off for Nepal and the start of the Great Himalayan Trail. Extending over 1,700km and with 88km of vertical ascent covering altitudes of up to 7,000m, the route navigates through some of the highest mountains in the world, including Makalu, Everest and Kangchenjunga, …

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Stricter guidelines set for Everest expeditions

5th August 2013 | 0 comments

Climbers on expedition to Mount Everest will face tighter regulations as of next year, when Nepalese government officials are to be stationed on base camp. The decision follows the conflict faced by mountaineers Ueli Steck and Simone Moro earlier this year, when the pair were attacked by a group of Sherpas after allegedly triggering an ice fall at 24,500ft. Precautions …

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Your first Himalayan peak?

8th January 2012 | 0 comments

Gracing the cover of this month’s Trek & Mountain is Nepal’s popular trekking peak, Island Peak. Rising to 6,189m and located in the heart of the Khumbu region, Island Peak is popular for its spectacular views and the opportunity it presents for non-climbers to get the big mountain experience. Our writer, Jon Gupta, led two groups to the summit recently …