Black tie and crampons on Everest

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   What’s the highest you’ve ever had dinner? Pretty high altitude we’re guessing for some of you. But how about the highest you’ve ever had a Michelin Star dinner? Some of PPUK’s supporters are taking on a pretty exceptional challenge to help Community Action Nepal (CAN), the charity with which we have such close ties, […] Read more »

On the News from Annapurna

The news from Nepal is horrific. For the second time this year the dangers of the mountains – their unpredictability and overpowering forces – have become the focus of the world’s attentions. As this tragic story becomes increasingly coloured by tales of both bravery and selfishness, it is important not to be caught up in […] Read more »

Gokyo Porter Shelter now complete!

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“We are very grateful for your support. Without your help we could not build this in my life. We could not build it in my children’s life.” Nawang Sherpa (local member of the Gokyo Building Committee) The building at Gokyo is structurally complete and the porter shelter is now operational with an outside contractor providing […] Read more »

International Porters Protection Group (IPPG) – leading the fight for improved porter welfare.

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Recent events on Everest, and their consequences, have focused global attention on the challenging working conditions faced by the Sherpa mountain guides who are critical to the success of any high altitude climbing expedition in the Himalaya.   Far less attention has been focused on the plight of the mountain porters who act as the human […] Read more »

West Wimbledon Primary School donate laptops to Bahrabise School for deaf children in Nepal

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  Pupils at the Bahrabise School for deaf children in Nepal using some of the laptop computers kindly donated by West Wimbledon Primary School and Base for Autism, following a PPUK initiative. The Bahrabise school was built and is operated by our associated charity Community Action Nepal, using donated funds. Unfortunately in Nepal there is […] Read more »

Tragic Events on Everest

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Porters Progress is saddened by the recent deaths on Everest and our thoughts are with the families of the guides and porters who have died this week. While events like this happen our work is not done and we continue to try to increase the safety and health of all who work in the mountains. […] Read more »

Full listings for Best of Kendal Film night

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Unmissable – The best action and adventure films from around the world! Each year the very best films from Kendal Mountain Festival are hand-picked by Porter’s Progress UK as we proudly host the Craghoppers Best of Kendal World Film Tour. Come and join us and experience the essence and inspiration of Kendal with a selection […] Read more »

PPUK get a mention in KE Newsletter

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During 2012, we engaged the help of one of KE’s leaders, Jo Chaffer,  to produce a questionnaire that was handed out to porters in Nepal’s Khumbu and Annapurna areas. 165 porters responded and their views have helped us come up with target areas where the porters need help. See more on this here We are […] Read more »