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Nepal Brick Industry Is Booming!

Construction comprises 10 or 11 percent of the GDP of Nepal and consumes about 35 percent of the national budget. It employs around a million people in a country of 28 million, making it the second-largest

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Sad News As Australian Man Dies Whilst Trekking In Nepal

A 64-year-old Australian man hiking in the region of Mount Everest in Nepal has died of what is suspected to be altitude sickness. Travelling with his niece and a guide, the Australian was returning from

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You Don’t Need Legs To Climb Mount Aconcagua

The Warfighter Sports Team of Disabled Sports USA is attempting to scale Mount Aconcagua (22,837 feet) in Argentina, which is regarded as one of the most dangerous mountains in the world because of its

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Kilian Jornet Sets New Record For Climbing Mount Aconcagua

Having made his way up Denali in record time earlier in the year, Kilian Jornet ended 2014 with another record: for Aconcagua (22,841 feet) in Argentina on December 23 2014. He took 12 hours and 49 minutes

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Climbing Aconcagua On An Empty Stomach

Climbing the highest mountains on Earth requires stamina and dedication. The stamina bit is usually fuelled by food, but from December 11 to 19 2014, Konstantin Dikovsky and Alexander Vovni ascended the

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2014 Annapurna Circuit Snowstorm: Worst Nepal Trekking Disaster Ever

On October, 14th 2014 unusually severe snowstorms and avalanches in Central Nepal resulted in one of the worst trekking disasters the country has ever experienced. The storm arose from Cyclone Hudhud.

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