On the occasion of its 150th anniversary, the Bündner Kantonalbank had put up panels with QR codes on just as many peaks in the canton. Mountain Wilderness was bothered by these electronic summit books and demanded their immediate dismantling. The bank is now complying with the request and will dismantle the panels by 2023.
In the course of extensive research into Nirmal Purja, we came across major discrepancies, about which Purja has been staunchly silent so far.
Since the Nepalese Nirmal Purja climbed all eight-thousanders in record time, he has been the superstar of alpinism. But there are gross inconsistencies in his descriptions.
In a detailed article, the Czech commented on the subject of chipping. His conclusion: he used to be a purist, today he is more of a pragmatist.