Petition Tag - mountains

1. Support business reconstruction and trekking in Nepal

Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure is an eco-friendly company providing a range of tours and treks in Nepal and surrounding countries. We have been providing tailor-made trips to individuals and groups for over 15 years.

Our story begins with Mr Tsering D. Sherpa, a Sherpa by origin and devotee of mountains. One night, in a dream, the great god Shiva came to Tsering inspiring him to help other people enjoy Nepal’s mountains. Based on this meeting, Tsering took the initiative to start Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure.
Initially, Tsering brought together a group of dedicated and qualified trekking and climbing guides. Later this expanded to specialised tour and culture guides. We aim to reach every corner, peak and crevasse of Nepal in partnership with locals.

My girlfriend and I just finished the most amazing 21 days trekking around Annapurna Circuit. The views, especially around the Thorong La pass were unbelievably spectacular; huge fields of untouched snow. We booked our trip with Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventures and that was the best choice we could have made. Tsering, the owner, has been a guide for many years and started his own trekking company in Kathmandu. He will do most anything to make sure that you have a perfect trip; from shopping advising on the right clothes and quality for the mountains to making sure we would meet the guide before we had to make any decision.

Next to that the price was very good for such a long trip. So we booked, and we couldn't have been luckier than with our guide Wangdu, a very experienced guide with great knowledge and a truly good man. If you plan to go for a mountain trekking I highly recommend booking with Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you will get fabulous value for money.

2. Support a Land Act For Wales

Following the complete occupation of Wales by the Anglo Normans in 1282 - 4 and again, in the 1420's following the War of Independence led by the great Welsh Prince Owain Glyndwr, great areas of Welsh land was either taken by the English Crown or 'given' as rewards to English barons for fighting for England in the Welsh Wars.

Ironically this was repeated by the Tudors in the 16th, who were of 'Welsh Descent', One such example being the Dukes of Somerset being given Mynydd y Gwair and much else throughout Southern Wales. This Mountain is now the centre of a major local issue and national campaign as the Somerset Trust intends to establish a Wind Mill Plantation on it.

Apart from the above, much of Welsh land was common land - which meant that the peasantry had the right to build a smallholding on it as well as hunt and fish but, increasingly over the centuries and up to the present, the Gentry and incoming 'New Conquistadores, such as Iron and Slate Masters began to seize this Common Land by means of Enclosure Acts. The issue of Anglican Church ownership was very much addressed in the Welsh Tithe Wars of 1886 - 88 by a National Land League but there is still much unfinished business to be taken care of.

Today, the aforementioned land is still occupied by the English Crown and the descendents of the English barons and, increasingly, by outside 'Utiliy Companies as in the case of the Vyrnwy Estate, It is being extensively plundered of its natural resources, such as water and timber, and is being savagely destroyed by gigantic windfarms. It is our Welsh herital land and we want it returned to the communities and people of Wales through this Wales Land Act.

3. Stop more Liquor Licenses being granted in the Blue Mountains, NSW

DAN MURPHYS – KATOOMBA
ALDI LIQUOR – KATOOMBA (PENDING)
LIQUORLAND – KATOOMBA
FIRST CHOICE – KATOOMBA (PENDING)
KATOOMBA FINE WINES – KATOOMBA
CARRINGTON CELLARS – KATOOMBA
GEARINS HOTEL – KATOOMBA
FAMILY INN – KATOOMBA
BOTTLEMART – KATOOMBA
KATOOMBA RSL – KATOOMBA
ALEX HOTEL - LEURA
LEURA CELLARS – LEURA
WOOLWORTHS LIQUOR – LEURA (PENDING)
DIVINE CELLARS – WENTWORTH FALLS
GRANDVIEW HOTEL – WENTWORTH FALLS
WENTWORTH FALLS COUNTRY CLUB – WENTWORTH FALLS
WENTWORTH FALLS BOWLING CLUB – WENTWORTH FALLS

All of the above outlets supply takeaway alcohol!

How many liquor outlets do we need within a 6km radius – Katoomba/Leura/Wentworth Falls. All with a population of only 24,000 people!

4. Rename Kit Carson Mountain in Colorado to Mount Crestone

For over 100 years in Crestone, Colorado, there has been confusion over what the real name of the main mountain above town is called. Locals, since as early as 1882, always called the mountain “Crestone Peak”, and the town was named after the mountain.

Officially since 1970, this 14,165’ mountain has been named “Kit Carson Mountain” (it was officially named “Kit Carson Peak” from 1906 thru 1969), even if most residents don’t care for that name, nor call it that. Two of its three highest peaks are officially named “Challenger Point” and “Columbia Point”. Its highest peak has no official name at all.

When the mountain was re-named in 1906, nobody in Crestone was told about this and the town didn’t even know of the name change until the 1940s. You can read more on this at this web page: http://crestoneeagle.com/archives2008/apr08_b1.html

The time has come to correct this 104 year old problem. The people of the Town of Crestone are officially co-proponents of two proposals before the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN). For the first proposal, since the name “Crestone Peak” has been officially given to another mountain south of Crestone, this proposal calls on the BGN to rename Kit Carson Mountain, “Mount Crestone”. The second proposal calls on the BGN to name Kit Carson Mountain’s unnamed highest peak “Tranquility Point”.

5. Stop the poaching of Uganda's Mountain Gorillas

Mountain gorillas are the rarest species of gorilla in the world and yet the are still being killed.

There is only about 600 of the species left in the wild and these magnificent gorillas are at the verge of extinction.

Their long-term survival continues to be threatened by natural changes and disasters, hunters and poachers, and the chronic political instability that swirls around the edge of their forest home.

6. Ironwood Entrance Monument

CamWest has decided against erecting a monument sign at the entrance to the the Ironwood neighborhood. Their original submition to the city did not follow standards set by the city of Snoqualmie (20 ft. maximum) so it was rejected.

They did not re-submit a plan and have since decided not to proceed. The intention of this petition is to ask CamWest to re-submit a plan to the city and cover the expenses to erect a monument sign at the entrance into Ironwood.