Higher education and the Periglacial Environment

In October 2016, a team of three students and four teaching staff from Kathamandu and Tribahvan Universities visited the high mountains of Nepal. They were accompanied by TGT volunteers and experts in the Periglacial environment, Dr. Dhananjay Regmi and Prof. Jeff Kargel. Also accompanying the party was photographer Christopher Parsons who documented the field trip as part of his work with campaign group Project Pressure

 MSc students Sharmila and Karisma with Christopher Parsons en-route to Namche during HiPER 2016.

MSc students Sharmila and Karisma with Christopher Parsons en-route to Namche during HiPER 2016.

Setting off from Lukla, the team trekked through spectacular geography to the Nuptse Glacier, Imja Lake and Mount Chukkung Ri. The trek took a total of 18 days. Each evening our expert tutors lectured on periglacial and permafrost science, while also helping students with their MSc dissertation projects. 

 Evening tutorial led by Dr Regmi on 2016 HiPER field trip

Evening tutorial led by Dr Regmi on 2016 HiPER field trip

TGT is committed to the continued promotion of research and awareness raising in the field of periglacial and permafrost science. If you are interested in helping us to take this forward, please get in touch


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