Hello, this is Billi's robot in Kathmandu posting on Billi's behalf. Billi is very busy chasing men around Everest Base Camp asking them questions, including the guy in the red jacket above. You can listen to the short interview here on World Radio Switzerland.
Article about the Spanish rescue on Lhotse in spring 2011
This article highlights the area around Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world, which seemed to have been forgotten by developing aid - until now. Click here for the article.
After 50 years of close cooperation with Nepal, Switzerland is opening an embassy in the capital Kathmandu. Billi Bierling spoke to the new Swiss ambassador, Thomas Gass, about his new role in the Himalayan country. Article on the Swiss news website 'swissinfo.ch'
For those who are not only interested in Nepal’s beautiful mountain ranges but also share an interest in the political life of the country, here is a short update on where Nepal stands politically at the moment. The week has started with a so-called Bandh, or shutdown…
A lot happened in Kathmandu last week, hence the silence on my website. However, one of the sad events was the death of Mick Parker, a fine Australian climber and friend of mine. Mick, together with British mountaineer Roland Hunter, had just come back from a successful…
Find out more about the first high ropes course that has just opened in Nepal at The Last Resort. http://www.nepalitimes.com.np/issue/2009/03/6/ADVENTURETOURISM/15736
After having waged a decade-long war to topple the royal family, the former Maoist rebels won last year's elections. But even though hopes were high among the population to get the country back onto track and to write a draft constitution for the Himalayan republic, almost a…
On 8th October 2008, 18 people lose their lives in a plane crash in Lukla in the Everest region of Nepal. http://www.sueddeutsche.de/panorama/313/313220/text/?page=2
With more trekkers descending on the Everest region of Nepal, a new amazing trek along the Great Himalayan Range is being explored. http://www.nepalitimes.com.np/issue/2008/11/28/Nation/15405
An overview of the 2008 autumn season and a quick summary of groundbreaking new records on the mountains of the Himalaya. http://www.nepalitimes.com.np/issue/2009/03/6/ADVENTURETOURISM/15736
For many years Nepal has been a popular destination for people from all over the world. Now it has also been discovered by its Asian neighbours. http://www2.dw-world.de/southasia/South_Asia/1.234470.1.html
Weil er in Ostjerusalem schwarz gebaut haben soll, hat die israelische Polizei ohne Vorwarnung das Haus von Abu Aisha gesprengt. Recht oder Rassismus? http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/455/306417/text/
In spring 2008, Spanish climber Inaki Ochoa de Olza died of high altitude sickness on Annapurna, the tenth highest mountain in the world. http://www.nepalitimes.com.np/issue/2008/06/13/Leisure/14935
In 2008, the Chinese government closed the north side of Mount Everest in Tibet due to its bid to take the Olympic torch to the top of the world. This caused a problem for many other teams. http://www.nepalitimes.com.np/issue/393/Nation/14645
Two Brits achieve the unthinkable. They ran from Everest Base Camp at 5,350m in the Khumbu region to Kathmandu in record time. http://www.nepalitimes.com.np/issue/372/Nation/14144
Mountaineers give an insight on how climate change has affected climbing routes in the Himalaya http://www.nepalitimes.com.np/issue/371/ClimateChange/14087
Three American extreme skiers set out on an amazing journey that took them to several gigantic peaks in the Himalaya. http://www.mountainreport.ch/eng/2/2_nangpa.php
An article giving insight into the high death toll on the north side of Everest in 2006. Read this article on the National Geographic Adventure Magazine website.
British adventurer Bear Grylls takes his paraglider to new heights and flies higher than the top of the world. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6666889.stm
Swiss climber Ueli Steck is set to climb a new route on the treacherous south face of Annapurna http://www.swissinfo.org/eng/feature/detail/Swiss_attempts_new_route_on_Annapurna_I.html?siteSect=108&sid=7776856&cKey=1178120151000
About one sixth of the Bhutanese population remains in refugee camps in Nepal, and they have been there for more than 16 years. http://www2.dw-world.de/southasia/Top_Story/1.221211.1.html
A Sherpa survives night near the top of the world. Read the full article in the Nepali Times.
In spring 2005, two Iranian women became the first Muslim female climbers to reach the top of Mount Everest. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2005/may/26/everest.iran