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 »

Porter research project with MedEx

Porters’ Progress UK is helping to fund and support a research project organised by MedEx and Medical Expeditions to investigate porter mortality and morbidity. For many years there has been substantial anecdotal evidence of injuries and fatalities of porters at altitude and on remote treks. However, there is no comprehensive reporting system and quantitative data […] Read more »