What Goes Up Must Come Down

Mount Everest; the universally invoked symbol of personal endurance, strength of will and tenacity, and testament to human courage. ¬†For generations, the world’s best climbers have risked life and limb to scale this stone behemoth in an attempt to prove Man’s mastery over nature and death itself. ¬†Inspiring, no? Well unfortunately, this human “victory” comes at a serious environmental cost; pollution! To read more about … Continue reading What Goes Up Must Come Down

The 1996 Mount Everest Disaster

The 1996 Mount Everest Disaster was the worst single tragedy the mountain had seen in its history. A two days long storm, the disaster took the lives of 8 people: 3 guides, 2 clients and 3 Indo-Tibetan Border Police. 1996 was the deadliest year for Mount Everest, until the 2014 Mount Everest Avalanche that killed 16. The disaster made people question the commercialization of Everest … Continue reading The 1996 Mount Everest Disaster