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.


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
Retired High Altitude Porter Hushe VIllage - HASP Interview April 2015
Rajab Shah
Retired High Altitude Porter, Shimshal. HASP interview November 2014
Mehrban Shah
Retired High Altitude Porter, Shimshal. HASP interview November 2014
All Pakistan K-2 Summit team
Hushe Village HASP Interview 2014
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.

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