Gangkhar Puensum: The Highest Unclimbed Mountain in the World (and Likely to Stay That Way)

Everest and K2 were both climbed decades ago. In fact, the twenty highest mountains on Earth had all been summited by 1975. By 1985, there were just two mountains left in the top 40, and since 1992, there has been just one.Lying on the Bhutan/China border at an still-daunting elevation/prominence of 7 570 m/2 995…

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Bhutan and the Concept of Gross National Happiness

The mountain kingdom of Bhutan has gained a fair bit of attention in the past couple of decades for its adherence to the concept of gross national happiness (GNH) as a priority rather than continually judging the success of the state by the use of Western economic metrics. Originally offered up as a pithy political statement…

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