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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Namaste !!

Seasons Greeting
Best Wishes for
Happy New Year 2010

Jiban Ghimire & Family

Sunday, December 20, 2009

TAAN, MEDEP organise trekking guide training in Chautara

A total of 69 participants from Kavre, Ramechhap, Sindhupalchowk, Dolakha, Nuwakot and Rasuwa attended the training. Classes were conducted on History, Culture, People & Religion; Basic Tourism & Tourism Management, Trekking & Mountaineering Management; Mountain Sickness and HIV/AIDS; Health& Hygiene and First Aid; Food & Beverage and Hospitality Management; Eco-Tourism; Protected areas and Conservation; Geography, Map Reading and Flora & Fauna; and Communicative English Language.

Chewang Nema Sherpa, Gopal Magar & I are very pleased to teach about expedition management with orientation class. Thank you for inviting us. We had great time to met new faces.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Melting Himalayan glaciers threaten lives in Asia

Claire Cozens/AFP
KATHMANDU: More than a billion people in Asia depend on Himalayan glaciers for water, but experts say they are melting at an alarming rate, threatening to bring drought to large swathes of the continent.

Glaciers in the Himalayas provide headwaters for Asia's nine largest rivers, lifelines for the 1.3 billion people who live downstream. But temperatures in the region have increased by between 0.15 and 0.6 degrees Celsius each decade for the last 30 years, accelerating the rate at which glaciers are shrinking.

As world leaders gather in Copenhagen this month for a crucial climate change summit, campaigners warn that some Himalayan glaciers could disappear within a few decades.

"Scientists predict that most glaciers will be gone in 40 years as a result of climate change," said Prashant Singh of WWF's Climate for Life campaign. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a UN body on climate change, has warned Himalayan glaciers could "disappear altogether by 2035" and experts say the effects of global warming are already being felt in the region.

In Nepal and Bhutan, the receding glaciers have formed vast lakes that threaten to burst, devastating villages downstream.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

A interview with Peter Athans on leadership, setting and achieving goals, and the rewards of philanthropy.

Peter Athans - Legendary Everest Climber

Legendary mountain climber who has summited Mt. Everest seven times. Peter is also a high altitude film maker, working on films for NOVA, National Geographic, and in the featur e film, "Seven Years in Tibet". Peter was awarded the highest honor from the American Alpine Club for the rescue of Beck Weathers in the 1996 Everest tragedy

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Dr. Geoff Tabin - "Dr. Extreme"

Dr. Tabin has summited the East Face of Mt. Everest. He was the fourth person to climb the highest peak on each of the earth's seven continents. Geoff, an ophthalmologist, has also been instrumental in establishing clinics to help eradicate blindness in the Himalayas and other third world areas.