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As we delve into the fascinating traditions of honey hunting in the Himalayan heights, we encounter a peculiar and tantalizing chapter in the region’s honey stories: mad honey. This golden elixir, harvested from the same steep and rugged slopes that host honey hunting, adds an intriguing twist to the narrative, revealing not only its unique...
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Nestled within the cradle of the majestic Himalayas, where the air is crisp with the whispers of ancient stories and the very essence of nature dances through the mountain breeze, unfolds a captivating tradition that transcends time—the art of honey hunting in Nepal. Beyond the mere recounting of skilled hunters and daring ascents, this is...
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Pemba Gelje Sherpa reached the summit of Manaslu at 7 am Nepal time, 12 hours after setting off from Base Camp. In the process, the Nepali climber smashed the previous fastest known time, set by Francois Cazzanelli, by an hour. He also beat out American Tyler Andrews, who had started an hour before Gelje Sherpa....
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At Firantes, we’re excited to introduce you to our Himalayan Expedition HD Poster Collection, exclusively available on Etsy. If you’ve ever dreamt of experiencing the majesty of these towering mountains, now you can do so from the comfort of your own home. Explore the Collection: Our HD posters feature high-resolution images of the cultures, landscapes,...
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Nepal, renowned for its majestic mountains and rich culture, is a destination that will leave you breathless. Among its numerous treasures lies the region of Tamang Heritage and the picturesque Langtang Valley, combining natural beauty with a vibrant cultural heritage. Why should you consider visiting this unique place? Let us tell you. 1. Encounter with...
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Photographer Cory Richards shares his most intimate struggles – against post-traumatic stress, alcoholism, infidelity – and how he found a way to move forward. Photographs by Cory Richards. After surviving a level 4 avalanche, the adventurer Cory Richards’ first thought was to capture this moment in a photograph. This “selfie” ended up on the cover...
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The world’s highest weather station went offline in 2020. Now, an upgraded version has been deployed on the roof of the world. Members of the expedition led by the National Geographic Society are installing a new weather station near the summit of Mount Everest. Its data will open a scientific window to a range of...
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An ancient geological collision gave rise to the Himalayan mountain range, a collision that continues to this day. Climbers who reach the summit of Everest may not know it, but beneath the blanket of snow lies a stretch of mottled gray rocks that once lay on the ocean floor. The rocks arrived at this unusual...
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Firantes revisits the crowning of Everest in 1953 when the world’s highest peak was first conquered. Edmund Hillary and sherpa Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Everest on May 29, 1953, becoming the first to achieve this feat. According to current standards, the 1953 British expedition, led in an almost military fashion by Sir John...
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In a recent study, DNA found in the meltwater from the world’s highest peak revealed a treasure trove of biodiversity. The Himalayan snowcock is one of the species recorded on Mount Everest. In the spring of 2019, Tracie Seimon would lie awake listening to the deep rumbling of ice cracking. The glacier where she slept...
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