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Exciting royal announcement - William and Kate to visit Bhutan this year
Next week, Prince William and Kate will fly to India and Bhutan for a seven day visit that will highlight the complexities and contrasts of modern-day India, demonstrate wildlife conservation efforts and reveal the spiritual beauty of the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.
Tales of the Yeti - Steve Berry finds new set of tracks high in the Himalaya
Unidentified tracks have recently been found next to the highest mountain in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan.
Our MD, Steve Berry, went back to Gangkar Punsum in October 2015 and came across more fascinating tracks to those discovered in 2014.
Abode of the Gods – Tales of Trekking in Nepal
Well known travel writer and photographer, Kev Reynolds, shares inspiring tales of his favourite Nepalese trekking adventures in his new book, Abode of the Gods.
A Mountain Kingdoms trek leader for many years, Kev has always been passionate about the landscapes and people of the Himalaya. In this collection of stories he writes eloquently of his first time experiences on some of the world’s best known treks such as Everest Base Camp, the Annapurna Sanctuary and Kangchenjunga as well as lesser-known expeditions into the quiet and remote reaches of the world’s highest mountains.
Nepal Earthquake Appeal - The Gurkha Welfare Trust
In the month since Nepal's major earthquake the support by Mountain Kingdoms' clients has been tremendous. In just one day The Gurkha Welfare Trust reported that £30,000 had been donated by Mountain Kingdoms' clients alone.
Nepal Earthquake Appeal - SHIVA Charity
To help those affected by the major earthquake in Nepal Mountain Kingdoms have made an additional donation to SHIVA Charity for Ginette Harrison School, near Kathmandu. Sadly, many homes have been destroyed in this area and the donation will be used to support the school's local community, in particular providing shelter, provisions and medical supplies.
Nepal Earthquake Appeal - the Gurkha Welfare Trust
The people of Nepal are reeling after the worst earthquake in 80 years hit the country and has devastated towns and villages. The death toll is already over 3,500 people. The sheer scale of destruction cannot be imagined, and news is only slowly filtering in from remote villages.
Many of you want to help and that is fantastic.
We support a number of charities which make use of every pound given, and we would like to support them at this time in preference to the large relief programmes. Mountain Kingdoms will be making our own substantial donations to the cause. One charity in particular that we know will be directly working on the relief effort is the Gurkha Welfare Trust.
We are encouraging our clients, friends and families to donate directly to the Gurkha Welfare Trust.
Mountain Kingdoms bake-off and race for Comic Relief
The Mountain Kingdoms’ staff have been very busy in the last couple of weeks thinking of creative ways to raise money for Comic Relief.
An interview with Harry: Mountain Kingdoms newest summiteer
Congratulations Harry, just 8 months with Mountain Kingdoms and you’ve become a summiteer!
In February 2015, Mountain Kingdoms Administration Assistant Harry travelled to Tanzania to join our Summits of Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru trek. We sat down with Harry to ask him about his experience. Click here to read about Harry's success and the advice he gives for those looking to go on a strenuous trek.
Mountain Kingdoms run and bake off for Comic Relief
This year Mountain Kingdoms are getting out the trainers and oven gloves in aid of Comic Relief 2015.
On Saturday 14th March, some of the team at Mountain Kingdoms will be taking part in the Chipping Sodbury 5k park run to raise money for Comic Relief. Mountain Kingdoms is donating £20 for each of us who completes the 5k run. We'll also be doing a bake off on Friday 20th March. We are baking cakes for runners doing the Berkeley 20 mile and 20k road race on Saturday 21st March. All the money received for the cakes will be donated to Comic Relief.
Mountain Kingdoms sponsors the Severn Bridge Half Marathon
On Sunday 24th August Mountain Kingdoms kindly sponsored the Severn Bridge Half Marathon, in which 2000 keen runners took part. Mountain Kingdoms donated £700 towards the event, which will benefit many charities including St. David's Foundation and Barnardo's.
Impressively, since the Severn Bridge opened in 1966, this is the first ever time that the bridge has been closed to traffic for a running event.
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