a day on the hill with Prakash & Pemba

Snowy Mountains main range, August 2009

Pemba Dorje Sherpa, holder of the world record for the fastest climb of Mount Everest and environmental lawyer and activist Prakash Sharma, from Pro Public Nepal have been in Australia to talk about the experience of global warming in the Himalayas.

You can find info on the tour, and our report on climate change in the Himalayas here.

To start the tour, we took them for a day trip up to Mount Kosciusko.

first, the photo shoot. We got a great photo in The Age

first, the photo shoot. We got a great photo in The Age

Pemba and Belinda

Pemba and Belinda

a man with the patience of a saint (that was a very long photo session)

a man with the patience of a saint (that was a very long photo session)

the crew, with our photographer, Belinda

the crew, with our photographer, Belinda

Prakash and Pemba

Prakash and Pemba

lunch_opt

ok, so its not the West Ridge of Everest ...

ok, so its not the West Ridge of Everest ...

mnay interviews and photos later, the summit

many interviews and photos later, the summit

group shot summit_opt

the western slopes coming into view and Jagungal out back

the western slopes coming into view and Jagungal out back

descent to Rawsons Pass

descent to Rawsons Pass

Damien, on the way home, snow coming in

Damien, on the way home, snow coming in

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