Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tibetan Nomads: Remote in a Remote Land

(LENS, NY Times) “I have such admiration for people who just live off the land and people that are self-sufficient,” Alison Wright said, explaining why she has been focusing for the last five years on nomads in remote areas of Tibet.

Everest trash to be picked up for first time
(Xinhua via AP) The "death zone" of the world's highest garbage dump — Mount Everest — is about to be cleaned up for the first time since Edmund Hillary conquered the 29,035-foot peak almost 60 years ago. Global warming has exposed the more than 2 tons of trash that had been buried under snow. This week, 20 Nepali climbers are headed to the "death zone," the region above 26,246 feet, to pick up more than 2 tons of climbing gear left behind, Reuters tells us. Some of the trash — mostly empty oxygen bottles, gas canisters, torn tents, ropes and utensils — dates to Hillary's time and has been exposed by melting snow. More>>

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