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Tagged With: Nepal

OH, WHAT A SHAME! The Horror at Mt. Everest

WHEN TWO GREATS MEET – Mt. Everest, the highest mountain with 8848 m, and the Italian Reinhold Messner, the first to summit all 14 Himalaya peaks with more than 8000 m. Jim Clash of the „Explorers Club Magazine“ met the living legend and asked him: „What is your take on the commercialization of climbing on … Weiterlesen »

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GEOGRAPHY Lost & Found … (No. 38)

Naturally, you say, it is the Grand Canyon in the United States: 1 mile or 1,6 km deep. No, say the Peruvians, our Colca Gorge is 3,2 km or 2 miles deep, measured from the highest summit to the deepest bottom. Uuhh, disagree some geologists: Summit to bottom ist not correct, it should be measured … Weiterlesen »

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TRAVEL A Conversation Piece (No. 33)

I can at least name five countries who claim to own the largest reclining Buddha, for instance Sri Lanka, Nepal and Myanmar. And then you happen to travel along the Silk Road in Northern China, pass the city of Yongchang and find yourself in the town of Zhangye (by the way: the birthplace of the … Weiterlesen »

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MOUNTAINS A Conversation Piece … (No. 24)

Where men roams, there will by junk. In this respect the Bronx is not different from Mt. Everest. Dozens of expeditions, despite the 3000 Euro or 4000 $ they have to pay as „Pollution Bail“ in advance, leave ruthlessly what hinders them or gets useless – including dead members of their team. Writing this, sounds rude … Weiterlesen »

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LIFESTYLE The Nice Advice … (No. 48)

Of course, we have our own writing paper. Made … you know who and where. There aren’t so many good printers left on the globe. But from time to time you should make notes or correspond with friends on Asta Mangal, a paper made in Tibet and Nepal by hand, according to an ancient process … Weiterlesen »

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