'Penguins' on Everest cause damage; OK as pay lots of money...

I consider that the book below, written by a genuinely concerned person with considerable (perhaps unrivalled) experience of trekking in Nepal should be REQUIRED BACKGROUND READING for ALL journalists (especially those from the BBC) reporting on the Himalaya - along with my own 'Keeping Safe in the Himalaya' (see: https://sites.google.com/a/shpa.org.uk/main/keeping-safe-in-the-himalaya-1  Both should also be COMPULSORY BACKGROUND READING FOR EVERY TOURIST INTENDING TO UNDERTAKE A TREK IN NEPAL. The result would be fewer deaths of foreigners and Nepalese, whether guide or porter. I am not a mountaineer as I only get to the upper limits of flowering plants but my grasp of how people, young and old, behave when exposed to challenging travel conditions is considerable - such circumstances do not always bring out the best in people...... But the BBC is not interested in the safety of porters or the young tourists from around the world with absolutely no experience who take on the demanding Annapurna Circuit trek - accidents and death just waiting to happen!  And will happen again. Is Chris Chadwell concerned, yes, yes, yes?  Where are all the articles by the BBC World Service's Environment Correspondent on this topic? I have come across one article by him, which, instead of addressing the more pressing issues, emphasises 'Global Warming' (important an issue though this is) - as if there has never been snow in this area before!  The real issues are poorly-equipped porters and novice foreigners who had no business undertaking the Annapurna Circuit in the first place!  But as the Correspondent knows little, probably nothing about trekking, how would he know? And yet, the Nepali porters are fellow countryman of this 'reporter'..... Strange that.


Chris is raising his voice, as best he can, yet this 'multimedia, multilingual' (OMG, that sounds impressive, yet applies to almost everyone in the Indian subcontinent who can read and write, has a mobile phone [even most beggars in Indian have these]), correspondent for BBC World Service and an International Climate Fellow -  which must mean he holds a doctorate at least, from a respected Western University and be some sort of expert on the subject but actually merely means he was PAID considerably more than Chris Chadwell has ever earned in a year, to undertake something not even of degree level (see: https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/17832651.html) just because you were born in a developing country.  It is rather difficult to find out much about this person, who behaved towards Chris Chadwell, as if he "a law unto himself" and lied to get someone to agree to being interviewed, falsely claiming to work for BBC Radio 4's 'Today' Programme and misleading further by claiming to want to cover a different topic. Though of course such tactics were perfectly justified because Chris was clearly the equivalent of a child murderer (though for the record, Chris rebutted all the accusations made against him but was still 'named and shamed' by association with others).  This journalist gave the impression he was a 'God' just because he was a BBC correspondent and thus can publish false facts with impunity.  He is on twitter - wow, its so difficult to be on twitter....  This journalist also was not the slightest bit interested in drawing attention to Chris' proposal to turn part of Ladakh's deserts green or help counter erosion in Nepali villages (his own people).....  It is clear where this person's and the BBC's priorities lie. Chris Chadwell cares deeply about the plants, environment and peoples of the Himalaya - self-evidently those who cry 'crocodile tears' do not....  Kindly read the evidence on this web-site and decide for yourself.  Just in case you might be imagining that Chris was 'exposed' as a result of sophisticated investigative journalism by the BBC man, no, everything 'found' was on Chris Chadwell's web-site, the journalist could not be bothered to read all of the complicated 'stuff' and knew absolutely nothing about seed collection, otherwise he would not make the fundamental mistake of claiming it damages the environment, which it does not.  No doubt he was relying on these so-called, un-named 'experts' he quotes is almost all his articles.  Chris on the other hand, when he writes, only provides facts not falsehoods.  He does not 'twist' or 'insinuate' - clearly, he would never be employed by the BBC.  You only need to watch BBC journalists in action on TV, attempting to twist what the person being interviewed, actually said, to realise such conduct is the norm.



Back cover


'Penguins on Everest' is dedicated to the people of Nepal
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THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN TAKEN FROM THE END OF CHRIS CHADWELL'S WEB-SITES' HOME PAGE; IT SEEMS HE AND THE AUTHOR OF 'PENGUINS ON EVEREST' HAVE SIMILAR APPROACHES AND THEY ARE THE ONES THAT CARE ABOUT THE ENVORNMENT AND PEOPLES OF NEPAL - NOT THE BBC WORLD SERVICE 'ENVIRONMENT' REPORTER, NOT THE BBC IN ITS ENTIRETY, NOT THE 'SENIOR' JOURNALIST WHO DESTROYED THE REPUTATION OF THE PORTER WHO DIED SAVING THE LIVES OF FOREIGNERS, NOR THE ENTIRETY OF THE NEWSPAPER HE WROTE FOR ON THAT OCCASION, 'THE TELEGRAPH.  CHRIS AND DAVID RESPECT THE PEOPLES OF THE HIMALAYA.  TOO MANY BRITSH PEOPLE STILL VIEW PEOPLE LIVING IN THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT WITH CONTEMPT, AS INFERIOR.  SO IT SEEMS DO THOSE IN CHARGE AT THE BBC AND EDITORS OF 'THE TELEGRAPH'.  THESE WERE THE VIEWS OF COLONIAL DAYS - WHICH CHRIS CHADWELL CAN VOUCH ARE ALIVE AND WELL IN A PROPORTION OF THE BRITISH POPULATION.... FUNNY THAT THE BBC ATTACKS CHRIS CHADWELL. POLITICS ARE ALIVE AND WELL.....


© Chris Chadwell

This final section of the Home Page ends with an image of a cute Nepali girl taken a few years ago (highly intelligent and full of enthusiasm for life, holding one of my business cards, whilst looking after her younger brother (see image below). Let us celebrate and help protect their charm and innocence.  She and the people of Nepal deserve better in the future   We can do "our bit" by making sure aid monies are spent more effectively than they have been in the past....   Why not find out more about the ways Chris and others try to "put something back" in the Himalaya?  Take a look at the different sections of this web-site and then help Chris or directly support charities he can recommend - which are genuine. 



© Chris Chadwell

Namaste from the girl's younger brother - thanking all those who have made donations following the earthquakes in Nepal in 2015.

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 BE 'STREET-WISE' AND SUPPORT THE BEST CHARITIES AND PROJECTS WHICH, AS THE BRITAIN-NEPAL MEDICAL TRUST STATES, HELPS EMPOWER THE PEOPLES OF THE HIMALAYA.....



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