The Greater Himalayas Aberdeen
The Greater Himalayan massif extends all the way from the Hindu Kush, through the central Himalayan ranges into the eastern highlands of Yunnan and Burma. It is the source of rivers that water more than half the world's population—and its glaciers are disappearing. It forms the boundary between the world's largest countries, India and China. Today there are several wars and insurgencies along its length, and the potential for conflict is escalating sharply as water and other resources become scarce. Aberdeen- the Granite City - is Scotland's third largest city. The Cairngorms to the west shelter the region from most Atlantic storms, making Aberdeen one of the sunniest cities in Britain. The earliest royal charters, granted in 1179 (William I) and 1319 (Robert the Bruce), indicate that Aberdeen was already a commercial and cultural centre linking Northeast Scotland to the trading cities of northern Europe and the Baltic. The University of Aberdeen, founded in 1495, has been training doctors, foresters and anthropologists to work in the Himalayas for 400 years.

Scottish Centre for Himalayan Research · King's College · Aberdeen AB24 3UJ · Scotland UK
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