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MATT DICKINSON'S EVEREST BROADCAST: A LOAD TOO FAR

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MATT DICKINSON'S EVEREST BROADCAST: A LOAD TOO FAR

EVEREST PORTER! THE WORST JOB IN THE WORLD?  The trail to Everest Base Camp is a long and hard trek. Even experienced mountaineers find it a challenge to carry an average rucksack (weighing perhaps 20kg) up and down the valley walls that separate each day’s destination.  A daily trek can easily be six to eight hours and the air gets thinner and thinner the higher you go.  Think that’s tough? Think again! It’s nothing compared to the loads that Everest porters carry.  These are the hard men of the Himalaya. They are mostly young (from eighteen to twenty-five), from poor villages all over...

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MATT DICKINSON'S EVEREST BROADCAST: HIMALAYAN MEGAQUAKE

Base Camp Blogs earthquake Everest Jagged Globe Kathmandu Matt Dickinson

MATT DICKINSON'S EVEREST BROADCAST: HIMALAYAN MEGAQUAKE

The Everest Team Witnesses Earthquake Destruction in Nepal Our journey began in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, a country devastated by a terrible earthquake just one year ago. Kathmandu still has many visible scars from that catastrophic event; the central temple area of Barkhor Square is flanked with buildings in a state of collapse.  Outside of the city, we witnessed even greater human tragedy in a small village called Harisiddhi, just one hour from Kathmandu. We were greeted by a villager called Mohindra and taken on a walk of the village, which left us in no doubt as to the...

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