Body of the Tibetan nun, left in a snow path on Nangpa La. Courtesy of Pavle Kozjek (click to enlarge).
Melanie Reid: "Kilimanjaro [...] demands urgent debate about how, in the playing of these supposedly philanthropic games in the developing world, we behave like the worst kind of colonials from a past era." Image of climbing porters in Tanzania courtesy of kiliporters.org (click to enlarge).
Chinese officers in ABC with captured tibetan childen, looking at Nangpa La. Image courtesy of Pavle Kozjek (click to enlarge).
But no bigger than these guys. Alberto's vision reminded us that decisisons and actions for democracy and human rights are far more self-evident in the light of history than our own, present time. 2008 photo from Dharamsala refugee camp of Nangpa La survivors courtesy of Mark Gouli (standing in back) click to enlarge.
Everest 2008: false summits and adventure imperialism
Posted: Jun 04, 2008 06:02 pm EDT
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This 2008 Everest season ExWeb's mailbox was abuzz with the usual readers' thank-you notes. That is, until the summits arrived. Why the sudden silence? Everest Google alerts offered un-inspired news about Apa Sherpa and the oldest summiteers. Then, at the very end of the season, two articles were forwarded to MountEverest.net; both published on the same day, May 27th. Olympic torch a PR nightmare - except on Everest"False Summit: China, the Olympic Torch, and the Politics of Climbing Everest" read the headline of the first...
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