Austrian climber Heinrich Harrer, a former Nazi member, became world famous not for his outstanding climbs, but for his years in Tibet, which he said totally changed him. "I regard the events that involved the SS as one of the aberrations in my life, maybe the biggest," he said. Public image from the Hollywood motion picture, "Seven Years in Tibet," starring Brad Pitt (as Heinrich).
"Hi, my name is Pavle Kozjek, from Slovenia, and I just returned from Cho Oyu. I have some photos from 30.9.," reported an email to Explorersweb on November 2nd, 2006.The sender's images showed a nun shot dead by Chinese border officers when she tried to reach Nepal across the Nangpa La col, together with about 50 other defenceless refugees, many of them children. The events took place before more than a hundred of foreign climbers. Detail cut out image of the body of the Tibetan nun, lef..
Posted: Oct 15, 2006 08:54 pm EDT SUBSCRIBER CONTENT PREVIEW FOR FULL STORY: LOGIN OR SUBSCRIBE NOW - UP TO 3 MONTHS FREE
Throughout history, lives of true explorers were marked by politics, wars, money and moral issues. From Columbus to Marco Polo and Harrer's Seven years in Tibet; explorers were always an important part in world events. The new millenium is no different: The past week at ExplorersWeb began by a celebration of Columbus Day, and ended with a climbing video showing not a new route - but border guards sharp shooting refugees in Tibet.Nangpa La: Kids marched in single file through Cho Oyu ABC The International Campaign for Tibet...