Russian Everest Expedition Stranded at Kangchenjunga, Gear Missing

Photo courtesy of reurinkjan on Flickr.

ExWeb reported today that a Russian expedition is stuck at the Kangchenjunga base camp, because their gear has gone missing. The team of nine climbers have been stuck at base camp with only the gear that the brought themselves. The porters were not only carrying climbing gear, but also tents and warm sleeping bags, among other items. According to Lena Laletina from Russian Climb, because food is running out and the team needs warmer clothing, the situation is becoming critical.

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Bloggers: Help us Build a Village in India

Passports With Purpose is a charity run by travel bloggers that I got involved with this year after interviewing one of the founders.  PWP was founded by Debbie DubrowPam Mandel,Beth Whitman and Michelle Duffy in 2008.  That year they raised $7,400 for Heifer International.  In 2009 they blew away their goal of  raising $14,000 to build a school in Cambodia, and raised $30,000, so they threw in a vegetable garden, a clean well, and a school nurse, in a addition to building the school.  The school, which was built with help from American Assistance for Cambodia, is already finished.

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