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    HimalayaNet #73 (August 18, 2000) Namaste, and welcome to the 73rd edition of HimalayaNet, the online newsletter of the Himalayan Explorers Club. The HEC is
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      HimalayaNet #73 (August 18, 2000)

      Namaste, and welcome to the 73rd edition of HimalayaNet, the online
      newsletter of the Himalayan Explorers Club. The HEC is seeking
      Clubhouse assistance in Kathmandu for the fall 2000/winter 2001
      season. We also have information about the HEC's Clothing Bank
      Program, and news from the Nepal Mountaineering Association on
      upcoming increases of peak fees.

      Please send all contributions to himalayanet@egroups.com, and
      remember to include your membership number if you'd like to post a
      message. We are also very interested in sharing any travel
      information or updates you may have received from other HEC members.

      Kathie A. Mears
      HimalayaNet Moderator


      IN THIS ISSUE:

      1. HEC SEEKS CLUBHOUSE ASSISTANCE FOR FALL/SPRING
      2. HEC LAUNCHING CLOTHING BANK: NEED COURIERS TO BRING CLOTHING TO
      NEPAL
      3. NEPAL MOUNTAINEERING ASSOCIATION INCREASES TREKKING PEAK FEES
      4. SEVERE MONSOON RAINS STRIKE HIMALAYAN REGION
      5. RNAC TWIN OTTER CRASH
      6. NEW HILL STATE FORMED FOR THE UTTARAKHAND HIMALAYAS
      7. MUKTINATH FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL LAUNCHES WEB SITE
      8. PREPARATIONS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF MOUNTAINS (IYM)
      9. ARCHITECT SEEKS TO SHARE IDEAS WITH NEPALESE
      10. SEEKING TO CONFIRM PAY INCREASE FOR PORTERS
      11. SEEKING INFORMATION ON ARCHAEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS ON MT.
      EVEREST
      12. GIL ROBERTS, ON 1963 AMERICAN EVEREST EXPEDITION, DIES
      13. HEC MEMBERS LOOKING FOR TRAVEL ADVICE/COMPANIONS
      13A. HOTEL RECOMMENDATIONS NEEDED FOR KATHMANDU
      13B. LOOKING FOR TREKKING PARTNER(S) FOR NEPAL/TIBET IN AUTUMN
      13C. SEEKING TREKKING PARTNERS: EVEREST REGION OCT-NOV.
      13D. SEEKS TREKKING PARTNERS FOR NEPAL TREKS OCT-NOV.
      14. ADVENTUROUS TRAVELER BOOKSTORE SPONSORSHIP
      15. CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING SECTION
      VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
      HOW TO UNSUBSCRIBE TO HIMALAYANET
      HOW TO SUBSCRIBE TO HIMALAYANET
      HOW TO POST ON HIMALAYANET
      HIMALAYAN EXPLORERS CLUB MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

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      1. HEC SEEKS CLUBHOUSE ASSISTANCE FOR FALL/SPRING

      The HEC is seeking assistance in our Clubhouse for the fall
      2000/winter 2001 seasons. Candidates should have experience traveling
      or working in Nepal, and preferably speak Nepali. Candidates should
      be able to work from late-September through April 2001, and be
      available for 3-4 days a week. The position involves assisting in all
      activities of the Clubhouse, including the volunteer programs,
      homestay programs, and general travel assistance, and does pay a
      stipend. Please contact the HEC at info@... or call us at (303)
      998-0101 if you are interested.

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      2. HEC LAUNCHING CLOTHING BANK: NEED COURIERS TO BRING CLOTHING TO
      NEPAL

      The International Porter Protection Group and the Kathmandu
      Environmental Education Project (KEEP) will join forces with the HEC
      to create the Clothing Bank Lending Program in the regional market
      city of Namche Bazaar. The purpose of the clothing bank is twofold:

      1. To provide independent trekkers and small trekking companies with
      a convenient and inexpensive means of equipping their porters. The
      center will stockpile windproof jackets, pants, gloves, socks, hats,
      and sunglasses.

      2. To raise awareness among the tourist population about acceptable
      standards of porter treatment.

      The HEC has been providing jackets and pants to porters for the last
      three years through generous donations from U.S. manufacturers, such
      as Patagonia. Donations have continued to increase, and the clothing
      bank will now establish a more formal lending program. However, we
      need to get the clothing to Nepal, and are looking for people in the
      Denver/Boulder area that may be able to carry a "duffle bag size" of
      equipment over. If you are leaving for Nepal in late-August or in
      September and think you can help, then please contact us at
      info@... And look for more information about the clothing bank in
      the next issue of HimalayaNet.

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      3. THE NEPAL MOUNTAINEERING ASSOCIATION INCREASES TREKKING PEAK FEES

      The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has changed the fees for
      the trekking peaks. The new rates for all 18 trekking peaks
      (including those previously classified as Group "A" and "B" based on
      altitude) are based on the number of team members:

      ~$350 for up to 4 members
      ~$350 plus $40 per climber (over 4) for 5-8 members
      ~$510 for teams with 9-12 members, plus $25 per person (over 8 people)

      The new rates take effect January 2001. The association has said that
      the increase in the royalty fees will help support the International
      Mountaineering Museum in Pokhara, the Kakani Mountaineering Memorial
      Garden in Kakani, and mountaineering training, rescue, and
      preservation.

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      4. SEVERE MONSOON RAINS STRIKE HIMALAYAN REGION

      Note: For the full story see: http://ens.lycos.com/ens/aug2000/2000L-
      08-14-01.html

      August 14. This year's rainy summer monsoon season has begun earlier
      than usual causing extensive flooding in several south and southeast
      Asian countries. Hundreds of lives have been claimed by floods and
      landslides from the high mountain kingdoms of Bhutan and Nepal to the
      lowlands of Cambodia and Bangladesh. High in the eastern Himalayas,
      unusually heavy rains have caused landslides and floods in south
      Bhutan, along the border with India. The disaster is the worst in
      recorded history in the Kingdom of Bhutan, a country of 1.9 million
      people living on about the same area of land as Switzerland.

      The breakdown of Bhutan's water supply has become the most serious
      problem caused by the floods. Numerous roads remain blocked due to
      landslides and erosion. Many trucks, buses and other vehicles were
      submerged and the main water supply in the affected area was cut off
      when water pipes burst. More than a thousand people have been left
      homeless and are in temporary shelters. In the Himalayan country of
      Nepal, the Ministry of Home Affairs says floods and landslides have
      hit most districts in the country. Ninety-eight people were reported
      killed, 13 missing, and 65 people injured, 6,450 families were
      affected, 948 houses completely destroyed. In response to the
      disaster, the Nepalese government has been distributing relief
      materials and cash to build shelters in safe areas. The government is
      helping people relocate temporarily. No request for international
      assistance has been made to date.

      In India, the death toll from the floods in the northeast has risen
      to over 300 people with many more remaining unaccounted for. An
      estimated four to five million people are homeless. Hundreds of
      thousands remain trapped on elevated bits of land - easy prey for
      water borne diseases. The heavy rains have caused widespread
      displacement of people in five states across north and north eastern
      India, affecting between four and five million people in the states
      of Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Arunachal Pradesh.
      Millions left without homes by floods in eastern India are beginning
      to return to their ruined villages, as water levels receded slightly
      on Friday, August 11. The flooding has been worst in the state of
      Assam. In the past week, the floods completely submerged 4,500
      villages across 17 districts, but now the waters are beginnning to
      fall back.

      "The Brahmaputra River and its tributaries have been a showing a
      receding trend since Thursday night (Aug. 10) with the water levels
      in most areas falling considerably," the state flood control
      department said in a statement.

      Heavy rains in the region have persisted and river levels are
      continuing to run above danger levels in many areas. The monsoon is
      not expected to abate until mid-September and there are fears that
      further flooding can be expected in the coming weeks.

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      5. RNAC TWIN OTTER CRASH
      From the Kathmandu Post
      By Surendra Phuyal and J. Pandey

      NEPALGUNJ, July 27 - All 25 people on board Royal Nepal Airlines
      Corporation aircraft, including 3 crew members, were killed instantly
      when the Twin Otter en route to Dhangadi from Bajhang crashed at a
      hill in Dadeldhura district at about 10:31 a.m today. The 19-seat ill-
      fated aircraft collided with pine trees on the 4,300 ft Jarayakhali
      hill on the Churia mountain range before catching fire, said Sub-
      Inspector Hari B Khadka at Jogbuda Ilaka Police Office quoting locals
      and eyewitnesses. The aircraft was among the 8 Twin Otters of the
      only state owned domestic airliner. The crash site, or the
      whereabouts of the missing aircraft, was known after the locals
      reported the incident to the Ilaka Police Office at 2:45 p.m in the
      afternoon.

      Most of the passengers aboard the aircraft were civil servants and
      students. The exact cause of the accident is not clear, but officials
      said the aircraft could have crashed due to bad weather. The area was
      witnessing heavy rainfall at the time of the crash and the sky was
      covered with thick white clouds and fog, according to locals.

      This crash is the biggest of 9 such accidents in mid and far western
      Nepal since 1974, according to police officials.

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      6. NEW HILL STATE FORMED FOR THE UTTARAKHAND HIMALAYAS

      After decades of struggles and countless sacrifices, the people of
      the Uttarakhand Himalayas have finally achieved statehood, completing
      the process of carving out self-administering hill states for the
      Indian
      Himalayas. In a voice vote on Tuesday, August 1st, the Uttar Pradesh
      Reorganization Bill passed overwhelmingly in the Indian parliament
      with support of the major governing and opposition parties. The new
      state, now coined Uttaranchal, takes its rightful place alongside the
      other Himalayan states of Himachal, Arunachal, Sikkim, and Jammu-
      Kashmir, and its formation rectifies a historical injustice and
      geographical oversight that has had profoundly negative affects on
      the hill inhabitants.

      In the streets of Dehra Dun, Uttarakhand's largest city, and all
      across the interior town centres of the Uttarakhand Himalayas,
      spontaneous celebrations spilled out onto the streets, as the
      troubles and turmoil of the past ten years of agitation had finally
      paid off. Homage was paid to the martyrs of the movement that
      included dozens shot dead, brutalized, and raped by provincial police
      forces at the height of the agitation in 1994.

      In truth, statehood represents only the beginning of a long process
      of providing accountable and transparent governance, greater
      democracy, environmental sustainability alongside economic
      development, and social uplift for Uttarakhand's 7.5 million people.
      The battles ahead will be hard fought and messy, but for now, the
      people can finally celebrate a victory won, and a dream no longer
      deferred.

      Rajiv Rawat
      http://www.uttarakhand.org; http://www.uttarakhand.net

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      7. MUKTINATH FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL LAUNCHES WEB SITE

      MFI, Amsterdam - The Muktinath Foundation International (MFI)
      launched their website on August 9. The site has been set up to
      create an international publication platform about the Hindu and
      Buddhist pilgrimage place Muktinath on the Annapurna circuit in
      Nepal. By offering Muktinath related content online the MFI aims to
      draw visitors to its site who feel connected to Muktinath and want to
      help the MFI to support the Muktinath nuns. The MFI is also preparing
      a book about the Hindu and Buddhist aspects of Muktinath as a
      pilgrimage place.

      We are looking for funds to sponsor the research. If you have any
      suggestions or possible contributions in any form, please do contact
      us. For information on publications about Muktinath currently
      available, please visit: http://www.muktinath.com/muktinath/books.htm

      The Muktinath Foundation International is a non-governmental,
      nonprofit, interfaith organization registered in Amsterdam, the
      Netherlands. The goal of the MFI is to support the local people of
      Muktinath Valley on the Annapurna route in Nepal by preserving and
      managing/maintaining Muktinath, also known as Chumig Gyatsa, as an
      interfaith pilgrimage place and a place of religious practice within
      Mustang's Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

      The organization is founded by Andre Kalden, a friend of Muktinath
      Lama Wangyal, under the guidance of H.E. Chogye Trichen Rinpoche,
      teacher of H.H. Dalai Lama XIV, and with the advice of Guru Cheyu
      Kushok Lama, nestor of the Tibetan Buddhists in Nepal. The MFI tries
      to realize its goals by, amongst other activities: Supporting the
      livelihood, medical care and education of the nuns of Chumig Gyatsa;
      Stimulating economic activities in Muktinath Valley directly related
      to the pilgrimage site and beneficial to the local people; Publishing
      articles, brochures and historical research about Muktinath/Chumig
      Gyatsa.

      Besides establishing closer contacts with the international Hindu
      community connected to Muktinath, in 2000 the MFI will primarily
      focus on supporting the livelihood, medical care and education of the
      Muktinath nuns, while setting up the organizational infrastructure to
      guarantee support in the future.

      Andre A. Kalden, MFI President
      akalden@...
      http://www.muktinath.org

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      8. PREPARATIONS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF MOUNTAINS (IYM)

      The International Year of Mountains (IYM) 2002 is approaching fast.
      IYM will be a unique opportunity to raise awareness on a wide variety
      of mountain-related issues and to promote action on the ground in
      favor of improved livelihoods of mountain people and of environmental
      conservation. Worldwide, a number of important initiatives are
      ongoing or have newly started in preparing for the IYM. Particularly
      promising activities have been launched in a number of countries
      through national IYM- committees or similar mechanisms.

      In July, the official Internet Site for the IYM went on-line at
      www.mountains2002.org. The site contains basic background information
      (including the IYM Concept Paper), a guide to partner organizations
      and events, a postcards section and an indication of new sections to
      be added in the months ahead. The events section is linked directly
      to the Mountain Forum Calendar on the MF website. Over the next
      months, the IYM Internet Site will be further elaborated, expanded
      and made more interactive.

      Douglas McGuire, Senior Forest Conservation Officer
      douglas.mcguire@...

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      9. ARCHITECT SEEKS TO SHARE IDEAS WITH NEPALESE

      I will be in Kathmandu on business from (approximately) September 5th
      through the 12th this year. I am an architect, urban designer and
      planner with the firm Lennertz Coyle & Associates in Portland,
      Oregon. The firm is a charter member in the international Congress
      of New Urbanism, and we are nationally recognized designers of
      city/urban redevelopment and new communities. We have worked and
      lectured throughout the US.

      While I am in Nepal, I would be happy to speak to planners,
      architects or others about the latest trends in new urban planning
      and redevelopment in the US, show examples and discuss lessons that
      may be helpful to Nepalese planning efforts, and vice-versa. Topics
      could range from housing to new towns, streets and block development
      to transit and environmental concerns, from concept planning to
      development implementation.

      Stephen Coyle, AIA
      Lennertz Coyle & Associates
      321 SW Fourth Ave. Suite 800
      Portland, OR 97204
      Tel: 503-228-9240
      steve@...

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      10. SEEKING TO CONFIRM PAY INCREASE FOR PORTERS

      Our trekking company has informed us that porters in Nepal have
      recently been granted a 35% pay increase. Has anyone heard that this
      is true? We are seeking to confirm this pay increase is legitimate.

      Tim Olmsted
      tim@...

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      11. SEEKING INFORMATION ON ARCHAEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS ON MT.
      EVEREST

      I am in the process of writing a thesis for my M.A. degree in
      Anthropology at Colorado State University. The working title of the
      thesis is "A Research Design for Historical Archaeological
      Investigations at Mt. Everest, Tibet: A Study of Formation Processes
      in Pre-WWII British Exploration Camps." Once written, the thesis is
      intended to serve as the research foundation for in-field
      archaeological investigations on the Tibetan side of Mt. Everest in
      2001.

      I am soliciting advice, suggestions, references, etc. for the thesis,
      and am particularly interested in background data on the physical
      environment, including geology, geomorphology, climate, flora and
      fauna, and history. All contributions will be properly acknowledged,
      and greatly appreciated.

      Gary L. Moore
      732 Old Apple Valley Rd., Lyons, Colorado 80540, USA
      Tel: 303-823-5703
      gcmoore@...

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      12. GIL ROBERTS, ON 1963 AMERICAN EVEREST EXPEDITION, DIES

      An American Alpine Club member since 1954, Gil Roberts had been
      climbing for over 50 years and was one of America's leading
      mountaineers. He made the first ascent of the East Ridge of Mt. Logan
      and was a member of the 1958 expedition to Hidden Peak and the 1963
      American Mount Everest Expedition.

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      13. HEC MEMBERS LOOKING FOR TRAVEL ADVICE/COMPANIONS

      13A. HOTEL RECOMMENDATIONS NEEDED FOR KATHMANDU
      As a first time visitor to Kathmandu, I'd like moderately priced
      hotel recommendations for the Thamel District. I will be there Oct.23
      for a few days prior to trekking. Thanks.
      Bob Watkins
      kahiltna1@...

      13B. LOOKING FOR TREKKING PARTNER(S) FOR NEPAL/TIBET IN AUTUMN
      I'm looking for a partner(s) for trekking this autumn. Preferably
      six weeks (mid-Sept though October) near Everest, Cho Oyu, and
      Shishapangma basecamps in Tibet, and/or at least one month (November)
      to Kanchenjunga in Nepal.
      Clint Rogers
      cbrogers@...

      13C. SEEKING TREKKING PARTNERS: EVEREST REGION OCT-NOV.
      I will be trekking in the Everest region from Oct. 14 to Nov. 16 and
      am seeking 1 to 3 people to join me. I plan to hire a porter/guide
      in Lukla at the start of the trek. The intended route is Lukla to
      Chukhung to Kala Pattar to Gokyo then back to Lukla. Many people do
      this route in about 18 to 20 days, so by stretching it to 32 days
      there is plenty of time for day hikes and side trips. Most nights
      will be spent in tea houses, although I plan to bring a tent and
      stove so that overnight side trips can be taken when desired. For
      more info and details please contact me.
      Don Kanare
      donkanare@...

      13D. SEEKS TREKKING PARTNERS FOR NEPAL TREKS OCT-NOV.
      Veteran Nepalophile looking for fit partners for either of the
      following 4-5 week treks this October 1: Around Manaslu from Gorkha,
      over Rupina La, to Ganaesh BC, then up the Chhekampar valley (if
      allowed), then to Manaslu BC, over Larkya La, to Annapurna trail,
      return Pokhara. trek requires "liasion officer" I think, so it is a
      bit expensive; OR, an awesome trek up the Rowaling valley, over
      Trashi Lapsta (technical pass), to resupply in Namche, then over
      Amphu Lapsta , into wild Hongu valley, over Sherpani Col into Makalu
      BC area, return down Arun to Tumlingtar- an ambitious walk! I'm 43,
      speak passable Nepali, and also into some easy scrambles along the
      way.
      Tom R. Sewell
      Whitefish, Montana, USA
      tomrsewell@...

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      14. ADVENTUROUS TRAVELER BOOKSTORE SPONSORSHIP

      This newsletter is sponsored in part by www.AdventurousTraveler.com.
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      membership number for a 10% discount!

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      15. CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING SECTION
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      VOLUNTEER/STUDY ABROAD

      Himalayan Study-Abroad Program. Applications now being accepted for
      Fall 2000. Participants will study tourism development along the
      Everest route, then design community development projects for remote
      Rolwaling valley, according to individual interests and community
      needs.
      Info: http://www.bridges-prtd.com
      Contact: sicroff@...

      Volunteer Nepal Himalaya offers participants a unique opportunity to
      teach English in Sherpa villages in the Himalayas, near Mt. Everest.
      Accommodations are with local families. While not teaching,
      participants work on community service projects or explore the
      endless trails and villages of the Khumbu region. For more
      information, please contact the Himalayan Explorers Club at
      info@... or call (888) 420-8822.

      The Nepal Volunteer Handbook offers potential volunteers everything
      they will need to know about volunteering in Nepal, including a
      personal skills assessment, background on the history of foreign
      assistance in Nepal, tips for ensuring a worthwhile experience, and
      information on over 50 volunteer leads. Contact the HEC at (888) 420-
      8822 or info@...

      The Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) is looking for
      experienced volunteer English teachers to teach English and
      educational workshops for sirdars, sherpas, cooks, and kitchen staff.
      For more information please contact:
      PT Sherpa"Kerung", Executive Director KEEP
      tour@...


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