Archives Imja Lake, Nepal Expedition (2011)

Glaciers are melting, and we’re taking action!

The mountain world is changing faster than any of us could have imagined: these changes threaten all of us who live downstream. Glaciers are melting, rainfall patterns are changing, and the world’s most important fresh water supplies are endangered. Starting … Continue reading

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Himalayan Research Expeditions: Setting a very high standard

This wonderful expedition that we just took part in was organized by the trekking company called Himalayan Research Expedition (HRE) managed by Dr. Dhananjay Regmi; a friendly and organized man with a heart set on the mountains and their people. … Continue reading

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Conference Wrap-Up and Final Good-Byes

After 18 days of trekking through the Khumbu, the expedition team returned to chaotic world of Kathmandu for a two-day knowledge sharing conference and a daylong writer’s workshop. After settling-in to the hustle and bustle of the city, we dug … Continue reading

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Successful Field Expedition!

We’ve survived Imja Lake with all members intact, and safely arrived in Kathmandu. Over the course of our expedition, 35 people of varying levels of fitness and experience traversed over 12 vertical miles in 18 days. Scientists from 13 countries … Continue reading

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Acute Mountain Sickness

Before our trek began, James made a presentation to the team on acute mountain sickness (AMS) outlining the risk factors, causes, symptoms and preventative measures. Young males suffer AMS at a increased rate in comparison to other groups. As the … Continue reading

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An update

Dear Readers, We’ve arrived safely in Kathmandu after a long (7 hour) trek from Namche to Lukla, which involved circumnavigating a hanging bridge that had been taken out by the recent earthquake. At lunch we had a press conference with representatives from major … Continue reading

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The Mountain Institute and the Imja Lake expedition team says thanks.

It takes the cooperation of many behind the scenes  players to properly equip, support, provide logistics and fund an expedition of this size and representation. The Mountain Institute was fortunate to have a number of contributors. We wish to thank … Continue reading

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Water Spirits

In Nepal, the waters live.  Lakes, streams, rivers and glaciers have a spirit all their own.  Nag, the Nepali name for the gods of the water, or lhu, the Sherpa term, inhabit all water bodies.  These spiritual and religious beliefs … Continue reading

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The Value of Field Work

The Mountain Institute’s expedition to Imja Lake has demonstrated the importance of “muddy boots” when working in remote mountain communities — of getting out of the office and into the field before designing any program. During the planning of this … Continue reading

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A side visit to the Pyramid

After an early morning hike to the summit of Kala Pattar, the group made its way back to Lobuche.  Along the way, we took a side visit to the Italian-funded Ev-K2-CNR Pyramid Research Center to learn about the research currently … Continue reading

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