Book chapter: Mountaineering on Mt. Everest: evolution, economy, ecology and ethics

School of Community Resources and Development

Center for Sustainable Tourism

Gyan Nyaupane in the School of Community Resources and Development is the author of a chapter in the new book, Mountaineering Tourism. His chapter is entitled Mountaineering on Mt. Everest: evolution, economy, ecology and ethics. 

Chapter introduction: There is no place on Earth where mountain climbing, a form of adventure tourism, is more popular than Nepal. Nepal is home to ten of the 14 world's highest peaks over 8,000m, including Mt. Everest, at 8,848m, the world's tallest peak. This chapter discusses the evolution of climbing on Mt. Everest, its economic contributions and associated issues, particularly ecological and ethical. 

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