How Far Would You Hike for Internet?

Mahabir Pun has brought internet access to parts of the Annapurna region in Nepal that can only be reached by several days of travel on foot. Despite the internet being something that the first world largely takes for granted, according to the filmmaker, this change has vastly improved “the region’s standard of health, education and prosperity.” Watch the video to learn more about this incredible story.

HIKING FOR EMAILS from Clemens Purner on Vimeo.

36 comments

Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallus3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Kathryn Irby
Past Member 3 years ago

My butt would never leave the sofa! Thanks for posting.

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Diane Wayne
Past Member 3 years ago

when I go away for a vacation for instance I like to stay away from the internet, too.

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Kathryn Irby
Past Member 3 years ago

I would never leave my sofa! Thanks!

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Fi T.
Past Member 3 years ago

Tech out but really enjoy our environment

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Jim Ven
Jim Ven3 years ago

thanks for the article.

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Kathryn Irby
Past Member 3 years ago

Not far! Thanks--

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Kamia T.
Kamia T3 years ago

In a way it's a good thing, but in a way, I'm not sure the people of the area wouldn't be better off without the intrusions of the outside world.

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Rose Becke
Rose Becke3 years ago

Thanks

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Ron B.
Ron B3 years ago

Personally, one of the reasons I hike is to get away from the internet for a while.

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