By Mathias Eichler
The Trail Running Film Festival - Back on Tour for 2024.
From the Wikipedia article:
Since 1994, climbing of mountains in Bhutan higher than 6,000 m (20,000 ft) has been prohibited out of respect for local spiritual beliefs. Since 2003, mountaineering has been forbidden completely.
This must drive mountaineers crazy. I’m not suggesting that the community is disrespectful to the local community and it’s rules and regulation, but knowing that there’s this beautiful, unclimbed objective, still a white spot on the map must conjure up all sort of adventure dreams.
Via the ever so excellent Kottke.org.