Central Secretariat Meeting - 7
Central Secretariat Meeting held on 7 January 2007 decided to
provide financial assistance of twenty-five thousand to TAAN,
Pokhara Chapter for 8th Open Paragliding Championship 2007.
Central Executive Board Meeting- 14 January 2007
The Board Meeting held on 14 January 2007 decided that NMA's IInd
Vice President Mr. Bhumi Lal Lama and Executive Board Member Dr.
Hari Prasad Shrestha would participate in the preparatory meeting of
publication of profile of UAAA in Japan from 18-21 Jan 2007. Mr.
Lama is the editor of the profile while Dr. Shrestha is the convener
of Publication Committee of NMA. The profile is going to be
published on the occasion of UAAA's 13th Anniversary in 2007.
The Board Meeting decided to take necessary action against Mr.
Pasang Sherpa, who illegally used the logo and name of NMA. He was
found to have been involved in assuring job guarantee at NMA and
taking money from people in the name of NMA, UNDP and Eco-Himal.
The board meeting also decided to grant Institutional Member of NMA
to UNITRAV .
Dr. Harka Gurung Corner in IMM - 21 January 2007
In order to display materials reflecting the life history of late
Dr. Harka Gurung, NMA is establishing Dr. Harka Gurung's corner at
IMM. The corner attempts to shed light on the life of Dr. Gurung
through the display of his books including his used materials. The
corner will be inaugurated by Hon'ble Legislature Mahadev Gurung on
5 February 2007 in coincidence with the 3rd anniversary of
International Mountain Museum.
Certificate Distribution- 29 January 2007
Certificate distribution program was organized on 29 January 2007
for the instructors of Introductory Mixed Climbing Training jointly
organized by NMA and Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation at Khumbu
Climbing School, Phortse from 16- 25 January 2007. NMA President, in
his welcome speech informed about importance, necessity of the
training for the development of mountaineering profession as a safe
and reliable profession. Ms. Jennifer Lowe, President, Alex Lowe
Charitable Foundation said that 60 students had participated in the
training and assured foundation's cooperation for the continuation
of such type of program in the coming years.
Certificate distribution program
Introduction of Mountaineering Gears
is regular column of e-News to introduce mountain gears to the
A bouldering mat or crash pad is a small foam pad
used for protection when bouldering. The bouldering mat
prevents the climbers foot from sinking through the foam
and either gaining impact on the floor or getting a foot
stuck in the mat which would increase the chance of