Research and Documentation

By creating a knowledge base HASP aims to highlight specific social issues affecting the porter community and sustainable adventure tourism in Pakistan through:

 

  • Research in the disciplines of human rights, health and safety and international best practices in the adventure tourism industry.

 

  • Surveys on socio-economic challenges faced by porter and mountain communities.

 

  • Situation briefs for trekking and climbing parties arriving in the area.

 

  • Production of short social documentaries on the area and issues.

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Recent work

Key Research Advisors

HASP program staff consults extensively through interviews with the local climbing community to produce a grassroots knowledge base on sustainable tourism and porter welfare in Gilgit-Baltistan. Some of our key local advisers on issues and solutions have included:

Abdul "Little" Karim
Abdul "Little" Karim

Retired High Altitude Porter Hushe VIllage - HASP Interview April 2015

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Rajab Shah
Rajab Shah

Retired High Altitude Porter, Shimshal. HASP interview November 2014

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Mehrban Shah
Mehrban Shah

Retired High Altitude Porter, Shimshal. HASP interview November 2014

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All Pakistan K-2 Summit team
All Pakistan K-2 Summit team

Hushe Village HASP Interview 2014

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Hasan Sadpara
Hasan Sadpara

Ritired Climber and High Altitude Porter, Skardu, HASP interview April 2015

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We contribute to the "Waste Management Outlook for Mountain Regions - Sources and Solutions" as a case study. UNEP, GRID-Arendal and ISWA. Nairobi, Arendal and Vienna. Please click here for the full-report.

Please contact us on info@highaltitudesustainability.org if you are interested in research being carried out currently.