Category Archives: Environment

Upper Mustang Ride

Himalayan Adventure an Innovative Passport to a Better Life

by TONY OLEJNICKI | Creator of the QLS Program

The ups and downs of the job and the stress from competitive pressure are manageable in short-term and even beneficial to stimulate the mind. With an increased pressure to ‘perform’ the answer is in an increase of the productivity.

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Ride to Lake Tilicho

Annapurna Circuit Himalayan Bike Ride a taste of high altitude endurance

Full Annapurna Circuit mountain bike ride is a very physical level adventure, which will raise your metabolism to levels you can rarely experience, the best possible gift one can offer to their body and mind. It is an adventure for experienced and fit mountain bike rider, however there is a way of combing trekking on the way up and a tremendous 3000m downhill.

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Amazingly skilled Tibetan horseman

Enchantment of Tibetan kingdom of Lo

By Tony Olejnicki

Thinking Himalayas? Think Tibet, it is so different and unusual but so difficult to explore in genuine way because Tibet is in such a peril due to decades-long struggle for independence.
I was in Tibet few years ago climbing Cho Oyu, close to the pass where previous year many Tibetan refugees were shot by Chinese soldiers while trying to escape to Nepal. It was really sad and poignant being there and speaking to these people still in horror of the event. When I asked the owner of local Tibetan restaurants, set-up in the tent in Chinese Basecamp, why she has a portrait of local Lama and not Dalai Lama, she showed me a gesture of slapping her face and pointing on Chinese soldiers. There were no words necessary.

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12 Important Things in Personal Life

by TONY OLEJNICKI

In response to the Oracle of Delphi, declaring him the wisest man on earth, Socrates replied:

“I know one thing: that I know nothing.”

It has always puzzled me, what it actually means. It is a strange paradox to hear from wise, well-educated man such a self-deprecating statement. Socrates was too wise to engage in self-deprecation, he knew his value to society, his position and knowledge. What he meant was that the knowledge and wisdom are endless, so even the wisest man can and should learn from others. The open mind is the sign of a wise and experienced man, who learns from others mistakes in preference to learning from his own.

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Sherpa patients, heppiness, lessons to learn

Himalayan Climbing-A Sense of Transcendental Meditation

Be patient and open to the journey as well as the destination.

“We in the West tend to want quick fix and quick gain. But trekking in the Himalayas takes a different mindset, an almost transcendental state while hiking or climbing.”

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climbing Chulu East

Sugar isn’t evil, if you can defend yourself

It would be difficult 10 or maybe even 5 years ago to release ‘The Sugar’ movie due to the pressure from the sugar industry. Today it is so much easier for independent people to raise the issues of unethical behaviour and corruption of big industrial players after Tabaco industry interests have been discredited by genuine science, combating for decades hired highly paid and resourced apologist scientists.

It is amazing and terrifying how profoundly it affects all of us.

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wind turbine saves environment

How can Environment win over Greed?

In less than 10 years, Uruguay has slashed its carbon footprint without government subsidies or higher consumer costs, according to the national director of energy, Ramón Méndez.

Renewables provide 94.5% of the country’s electricity, prices are lower than in the past relative to inflation. There are also fewer power cuts because a diverse energy mix means greater resilience to droughts, which also increase GDP by 2%. Continue reading