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Nepal's Sherpas rebuild Swedish mountain paths

Nepalese sherpas have been called in to improve hillwalking safety on Sweden's highest mountain Kebnekaise. Measuring some 2,100 metres above sea level, Kebnekaise must seem like a molehill to the group of Sherpas normally based at the world's highest mountain, 8,848-metre Mount Everest. But four Nepalese experts are currently at work building ... Read more

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Gurkhas aim to rise to Nepal school challenge

WALKERS are being offered the chance to climb a range of UK peaks this autumn – all without leaving Jersey. The Gurkha Welfare Trust Jersey (GWTJ) is hosting a 'Conquer the Castle' event to raise money for a Nepalese building project scheduled for early 2017. From Friday 14 to Sunday 16 October, Islanders will have the chance to complete climbi... Read more

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High hopes over culinary school for Nepal’s poorest children

An Angus woman who set up an orphanage in crisis-hit Nepal has dreams of setting up the country's first culinary school for underprivileged children. Helen Henderson from Letham first visited the landlocked mountain state in 2006 and was so struck by living conditions that she helped a local man build an orphanage. Since 2009 the fundraiser has... Read more

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A nurse’s mission to heal Nepal — and herself

A nurse at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka puts the travel in "traveler." Rachel Frazin spent nearly a month last spring providing medical care in one of Nepal's most remote valleys — and she's already planning another trip. But Frazin's efforts were not on behalf of one of the NGO's active in the area. Instead, she assembled the team of 32 doct... Read more

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Tourist arrivals jump 13pc in first half of ’16

Aug 22, 2016- Tourist arrivals to Nepal jumped 12.77 percent in the first six months of 2016, showing incipient signs that the tourism industry is stirring back to normal after suffering a series of disasters last year. According to Department of Immigration statistics, Nepal received 313,512 tourists in the first half this year, against 277,992... Read more

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Climber reconnects with caregivers, sherpa in post-earthquake Nep…

An earthquake wrecked the country of Nepal, one of the poorest countries in the world, on April 25, 2015. More than 8,500 people died. Glenn Nyberg was talking with people in the country and watching drone videos of the carnage. "It's just resonating with me about how bad it is," Nyberg said. He made plans to return to Nepal, and last June fle... Read more

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