Carson Halabi Visits Nepal for Hamilton College Himalayan Mountaineering Course

Hamilton College student Carson Halabi of Darien traveled to Nepal to trek the Annapurna region during spring break. Halabi, a senior majoring in environmental studies, graduated from Darien High School.

The trip was part of the Himalayan mountaineering class in which Halabi is enrolled.

Taught by history professor Maurice Isserman, the course examines Himalayan mountaineering over the past 150 years and its roots in imperial expansion, national competition, and cultural and social evolution.

This experiential learning trip to Nepal allowed students to make a connection between what they study in class and what they personally experienced about the culture and people over two weeks.

The students visited Nepalese villages including Ghandruk, Chhomrong, Tadapani and Poonhill. Along the way, they admired the beauty of the area’s bamboo and rhododendron forests, rivers, waterfalls, stone stairways and 360-degree mountain views.

The trip was overseen by Outdoor Leadership Director Andrew Jillings.

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