My poster presentation at the International Snow Leopard & Ecosystem Forum, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 24th – 26th August 2017:
The mountains speak of the greatness of God. My second in a series of three blogs from the Himalayas discusses.
I’ve spent the last couple of weeks in the Everest region of Nepal, setting up a research project on people and snow leopards. Nowhere is the vastness of the mountains as apparent as here. Between the Khumbu glacier that tumbles from its eastern flank to the summit of the world’s highest mountain is a distance of over 3,500 vertical metres (11,550ft), more than three times the height of Ireland’s highest peak, Carrauntoohill. And this reached from a base camp of around 5,300m/17,500ft that is already higher than any point in the whole of Europe.