Blog archive for October 2011

Mountaineering in Tibet and China

6 October 2011
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Open Letter to Mick Fowler, President of the Alpine Club (UK), regarding Mountaineering in China

...The media and clubs of the climbing sub-culture aren't very powerful in the wider world, but their reach is prodigious compared with the channels open to most Tibetans, especially those living under Chinese rule. Climbers with access to glossy magazines have no business allowing themselves to become vehicles, by omission, for tendentious propaganda...