Measures to Make Everest Safe Place for Mountaineers

Have you ever imagined renting the peaks of the Himalayas? Nepal is thinking to lease some peaks to private companies. In March 2014, Nepal also mooted other ideas to make Mount Everest a clean and safe place for mountaineers from different parts of the world: ban on solo climbs, new waste disposal rule, installation of a ladder near Hillary Step, and separate ropes for both ascending and descending mountaineers.

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Adventure Activities Regulations mandate safety audit, registration

From November 1, 2011, the Health and Safety in Employment (Adventure Activities) Regulations 2011 came into effect inNew Zealand. The new regulations cover commercial adventure tourism for consistency in the industry and enhancing reputation of the destination. The Regulation 4 defines an adventure activity as “an activity     that…

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Brazilian Safe Adventure Program: Goals, Strategies, Achievements

Brazilian Safe Adventure Program: Results and Achievements. ITB Berlin Convention-March 10th, 2011.  Brazilian Tourism Board-EMBRATUR. This presentation reviews goals, results and achievements of the Brazilian Safe Adventure Program. Principal goals of the program include improving nature and adventure tourism product, developing safe and high quality products, increasing professionalism and competitiveness…

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Climbing / Trekking Porter Rules

Climbing / Trekking Porter Rules

Last Wednesday, we reviewed the Himachal Pradesh Climbing/Trekking Porters (Regulation of Employment) Act, 1977. Today, we will review related rules, which are known as “the Himachal Pradesh Climbing/Trekking Porters (Regulation of Employment) Rules, 1981.”

According to the rules, the climbing / trekking team shall take permission of the Mountaineering Institute, Manali to climb and / or trek within Himachal Pradesh.

The team shall hire registered porters for the expedition. Porter registration certificate is valid for one year only. Refer to page no. 7 of the rules for a sample of Porter Identity Card.

The team shall buy insurance cover for the porters. The insurance must cover compensation, evacuation, exigencies, hospitalization… Read the full climbing/trekking porters rules  at http://india.gov.in/allimpfrms/allrules/429.pdf.