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Archive for December, 2013

 

The way we were

The Himalaya in Nepal is the most-densely populated mountain region on earth. Its landscape is closely linked to land use patterns, especially forest tenure. When forests are nationalised and traditional community-management systems destroyed, they disappear. Handing management back to communities revive them. Jiri 1968 PHOTOS SPEAK: Before and after photographs can give us a glimpse […]


The Valley from the air, 41 years ago

Erwin Schneider was a mountaineer and a legendary map-maker, his meticulous chart of Mt Everest and other parts of the Himalaya made his surname a trademark in cartography. In 1971-72 Schneider undertook an ambitious aerial survey of Kathmandu, using the photographs to make detailed maps of the Valley. The maps remained, but the precious negatives […]


Himalayan myth buster

When you cry wolf too often about a Himalayan catastrophe, people may tune out Jack Ives doesn’t suffer fools and he has encountered many during his colourful career pushing the mountain agenda at the Rio Summit in 1992, through the International Year of Mountains in 2002, right down to the present. A British-born Canadian, Ives […]



 

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