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A few weeks ago, a Beijing newspaper announced that the Chinese government was building a new mountaineering center and hotel near the north side of Everest. …
The mountaineering center will be located in Old Tingri, a town 40 miles northwest of Everest, and will house much of the infrastructure we currently associate with the French Alps: a heli base for rescue operations on the mountain, a mountaineering school for high altitude workers, and a fully stocked hotel. …
The mountaineering center is scheduled to be completed by 2019, three years ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
I hiked Tingri (Dingri) to Everest in 1998. Dingri was one crappy town at that time. Seems it’s not improved much in the years since.
As always, there will be pros and cons in commercializing Everest in Tibet.
National Parks Traveller – UPDATED: Price Of Senior Pass Going To $80; Buy It Now For $10
In honor of Canada’s 150th birthday, all 47 of Canada’s diverse national parks will offer free Discovery Passes for any and all visitors—Canadian or otherwise …
I’m keen to hike the NEW Patagonia Park in southern Chile about a half hour taxi ride from Cochrane.
It’s not easy to get to Cochrane, by the way. 🙂
If you want to know more about the new Park start at the official website – PatagoniaPark.org
Ian Lloyd Neubauer details his visit on a BBC post – The man who spent his fortune on a Park
Three pounds is too heavy, for sure. No doubt the weight will be reduced over time.
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Mary Jane Carroll from Whitecloud sent me a review copy of Yosemite the Complete Guide to Yosemite National Park 4th edition 2016.
Filled with gorgeous photographs, this full-color guidebook showcases the highlights and hidden gems of Yosemite National Park. From the thundering base of Yosemite Falls to the sparkling granite of El Capitan, Yosemite: The Complete Guide equips travelers with everything they need to make the most of their time in the park. …
James is a photographer / writer / hiker who’s obviously in love with everything Yosemite.
Though the guidebook is very comprehensive, the text is succinct. Very clearly written.
If you were headed to Yosemite it’s an excellent resource for where to stay. And where to hike.