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In an article about the Nanga Parbat massacre I said that political violence in Pakistan is becoming increasingly xenophobic. A journalist in Pakistan  retorted with a tweet alleging that my article was xenophobic.

The accusation is arguably defamatory. So why did she make it?

http://www.himalayamasala.com/himalaya-blog/reporting-pakistan-terrorism-and-travel-after-nanga-parbat-massacre

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The Himalaya Masala Ascent Book has had a facelift. Check it out details of recent climbs in the Himalaya and Karakoram
http://www.himalayamasala.com/himalayan-climbs/ascents

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Some background to the Nanga Parbat masascre in June - still relevant, especially in view of the announcement by Pakistani police yesterday that they have arrested 20 suspects http://www.himalayamasala.com/himalaya-blog/massacre-nanga-parbat

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Police in Pakistan said yesterday they've made 20 arrests in connection with the Nanga Parbat massacre. This is apparently the result of an army operation in Chilas a week or so ago, when the whole town was cordoned off
http://www.himalayamasala.com/himalaya-blog/blog

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 Ueli Steck, Simone Moro and Jonathan Griffith were attacked on Everest last month by a mob of Sherpas, following a minor dispute with a Sherpa team. They were beaten, threatened with death and run off the mountain. The  commercial expeditions that take people up Everest for a fee now stand to benefit from the criminal violence of their employees. It might be a good idea for people who are influential in the mountaineering community to stop pondering how they can defuse the situation and to start asking instead how they can support Ueli, Simone and Jon.

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A great demo for Tibet on a cold day in Edinburgh. Sunshine, snow showers and a surprise for the folks at the Chinese consulate http://www.himalayamasala.com/blog/tibetan-national-uprising-day-scotland

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The 6 climbs nominated for this year's Piolet d'Or worldwide mountaineering award have been announced. They're all in the Himalaya and the Karakoram. Have a look, see what you think - the page is open for comments http://www.himalayamasala.com/blog/piolet-dor-2013-now-we-are-six

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Bad #mountaineering news  from the  #Karakoram. Maciej Berbeka and Tomasz Kowalski have disappeared (presumed dead) after making the first winter ascent of Broad Peak with Adam Bielecki and Artur Malek. Back in 1988 Maciej Berbeka came closer than anyone had ever come in winter to the summit of a Pakistan 8000er when he reached the foresummit of Broad Peak, mistaking it fro the true summit - 25 years to the day before he disappeared on the same mountain

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