Thursday, April 16, 2015

Nipping at Nepal

I try to wait until afternoon myself....

"Climbers returning to Mount Everest" Associated Press  April 02, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Mountaineers are returning to Mount Everest as the climbing industry recovers from last year’s deadly disaster on the world’s highest peak, a Nepalese official said Wednesday.

The popular spring climbing season began last month and runs until the end of May. It was feared that the deaths of 16 local Sherpa guides in an avalanche that led to the early end of the 2014 climbing season would keep away climbers. After the accident, other guides refused to work and climbers had to abandon their bids....

You do know why that made my jew$paper, right?


Let's hope they won't be needing medical care:

"Nepalese doctors push for reforms" AP  April 02, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Thousands of doctors in Nepal stayed away from work at clinics and hospitals Wednesday to support a colleague who has been on a hunger strike for 10 days demanding reforms in medical education and services.

Only three of Nepal’s 20 medical colleges are run by the government. The private colleges charge huge fees and are unaffordable for the majority of the population.

Dr. Govinda K.C., who is demanding that the government make medical education affordable to more students and medical services available to all citizens, is also alleging widespread corruption.

K.C. had gone on a 15-day hunger strike last year for similar demands. He resumed eating and doctors withdrew their protests after the government assured them of changes in the medical education system....



"Nepal marked the anniversary of Mount Everest’s deadliest avalanche Saturday with a government announcement that it will set up a fund for mountaineering and trekking workers in the Himalayan nation. The April 18, 2014, avalanche killed 16 Sherpa guides just above the base camp. After the disaster, Everest’s worst ever, the guides accused Nepal of not doing enough for them despite making millions in permit fees from Western mountaineers (AP)."