Island peak visit- 6 April 2006
NMA Treasurer Mr. Ang Kaji Sherpa visited Island Peak base camp on 6 April 2006. Following the issues mentioned in the Secretariat meeting and upon the request of NMA, he monitored climbing permits and status of the climbers currently present at the base camp. He also consulted with the local climbers regarding various obstacles at the base camp.
|Photo exhibition on "Russian Alpinists- Nepali Friends" -15 April 2006
A photo exhibition titled " Russian Alpinists- Nepali Friends" was organized on 15 April 2006 in Royal Nepalese Embassy, Moscow to mark the completion of the 50th years of establishment of diplomatic relationship between Nepal and Russia. His Excellency Royal Nepalese Ambassador Hiranya Lal Shrestha and a senior Russian mountaineering instructor Mr. Anatoly Awasinnikov inaugurated the program by lighting the panas. The photographs related to Nepalese mountaineering were provided by NMA upon the request of His Excellency. Representative from Russian Mountaineering Federation welcomed the distinguished guests present on the occasion. His Excellency Mr. Shrestha proposed to carry out joint expedition of the both the countries on an unnamed virgin peak in Nepal, which is to be named Nepal-Russia Friendship Peak later.
|His Excellency Royal Nepalese
Ambassador Hiranya Lal Shrestha & senior Russian
mountaineering instructor Mr. Anatoly
Awasinnikovlighting the panas on 15 April 2006.
Free entry- 16 April 2006
The NMA Secretariat meeting held on 16 April 2006 endorsed
the decision of the IMM- committee to provide free entry to
IMM for senior Nepalese citizens of 70 years old and above.
Financial assistance for IMM- 16 April 2006
NMA Treasurer, Mr. Ang Kaji Sherpa informed NMA Secretariat
Meeting about the receipt of US $ 10,000 from Yung-Ho Alpine
Association, Taiwan, for the development of International
Mountain Museum (IMM), Pokhara. NMA has appreciated and
thanked Mr. Dragon Chang for his endeavor on this matter.
NMA also expresses its gratitude towards Yung-Ho Alpine
Association, Taiwan for the support to the development of
NMA welcome Royal Proclamation- 25 April 2006
The NMA Secretariat Meeting held on 25 April 2006 welcomed
Royal Proclamation of His Majesty's the King on 24 April
Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Lhotse Golden Jubilee Celebration
postponed- 25 April 2006
After consultation with concerned authorities, the NMA
Secretariat Meeting held on 25 April 2006 has decided to
postpone the Golden Jubilee Celebration of Mt. Manaslu and
Mt. Lhotse scheduled for May 9, 2006 and May 18, 2006
respectively. The Golden Jubilee Celebration of Mt. Manaslu
and Mt. Lhotse is rescheduled on December 11-13 2006
coinciding with the International Mountain Day,
Mountaineering & Tourism Conference and Himalayan Tourism
The NMA Secretariat Meeting held on 1 May 2006 decided to
hold a symbolic celebration of Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Lhotse
Golden Jubilee in May 2006.
NMA-Calendar- 30 April 2006
NMA published desktop calendar on the occasion of B.S. 2063.
Complementary copies of the calendars are distributed to all
our associate members and related institutions.
International Media visited IMM - 30 April 2006
A group consisting of five prominent journalists of
International Media visited International Mountain Museum (IMM),
Pokhara on 30 April 2006. NMA provided all the journalists
free entry to IMM upon the special request from Nepal
Tourism Board. NMA hopes that such kind of trip will be
instrumental in promoting International Mountain Museum (IMM),
Financial Assistance - 1 May 2006
The NMA Secretariat meeting held on 1 May 2006 decided
to deposit Rs.15,001 in Janaandolan Primary Treatment Fund.
Letter to Editor:
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There are many mistakes in newsletter. Just down part pictures and name of members. Please correct it.
Independent Himalayan Adventure P Ltd
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name list of the Executive Board Members
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Old is Gold
This is a regular column of e-News where photos from old album will be published.
Famous Everest climber Mr. Sambhu
Tamang receiving Everest Golden
Medal from Ex- Prime Minister Late Man Mohan
||Introduction of Mountaineering Gears
This is regular column of e-News to introduce mountain gears to the readers.
|An Ice -axe is a versatile
mountaineering tool carried by every
mountaineer for climbing as well as
self-rescue tool. It is specially used for
digging and breaking ice. It comes in
various size and shapes. It is made of metal
and wood. It consists of six components: 1-
Pick, 2- Head, 3- Adze, 4- Leash, 5- Leash
stop, 6- Shaft with rubber and 7- Spike