Condolence- 2 July 2006
A condolence message was sent to
Embassy of Japan, Japanese Mountaineering Association, Japan
Alpine Club and Japan Workers' Alpine Federation on the
untimely demise of Ex-Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro
Hashimoto on 1 July 2006. His contribution in the
establishment of International Mountain Museum (IMM) and
other mountaineering activities of NMA is exemplary and
memorable one. He was Honorary General Leader of the Tri
National Friendship Expedition 1998 Qumolangma- Sagarmatha
Similarly, NMA also sent a condolence message
to the family of Rene'de Milleville for his demise on 25 May
2006. He played a great role in drawing trekking maps of NMA
peaks and supported IMM program in Pokhara all along.
Central Executive Board Meeting- 4 July
The Central Executive Board
Meeting held on 4 July endorsed the Progress Report of
2061/2062 and Program & Policies 2063/2064 to be presented
by General Secretary in the Annual General Assembly.
Similarly, the meeting also endorsed the Auditor's Report of
2061/ 2062 and the budget for 2063/2064 to be presented by
Treasurer in the Annual General Assembly.
meeting also instituted a committee under the convenership
of Chief Advisor of NMA Dr. Harka Gurung to select the name
for the recipient of Kumar Khadga Bikram Shah Pratibha
Puraskaar-2006 and Dawa Norbu Sherpa Parbatiye Paryatan
Patrakarita Puraskaar -2006. Hon'ble Ms. Yankila Sherpa,
Prof. Soorya Lal Amatya, Mr. Gopal Budhathoki and Ms. Prami
Shrestha are all members of the committee.
meeting also decided to felicitate the top three associated
members of NMA for issuing the highest number of permits in
the fiscal year 2062/063 in the Annual General Assembly. The
names of the three associated members are: (1) Thamserku
Trekking P Ltd. (2) Summit Nepal Trekking P Ltd. & (3)
International Trekkers P Ltd. But as per the decision of
Central Executive Board Meeting on 26 July 2006 decided to
felicitate top ten highest peak seller.
Conference- 5 July 2006
NMA held press conference on 5
July 2006 at Reporters' Club to clarify in some of the
pertaining issues regarding the last Election of Central
Executive Committee, General Membership, Audit Report and
Statute of NMA
NMA Executive Board
Members in a press conference
Farewell bid- 7 July
NMA IInd Vice President Mr. Bhumi Lal Lama and Secretary Mr.
Narhari Bhandari bid a farewell to the three instructors Mr.
Lakpa Sherpa, Mr. Lam Babu Sherpa and Mr. Dorjee Sherpa.
They are participating in the Instructor Upgrade Course
carried out by Yves Pollet Villard Foundation (YPVF) France,
from 8 July 2006 to 6 August 2006. NMA has provided travel
expenses of U.S. $ 500 to each instructor and wishes them
Vice President and
Secretary with instructors
Cleaning campaign in Annapurna Area- 10 July 2006
NMA Executive Board Members Mr. Sarki Tamang along with Mr. Diwas Pokhrel in association with UNITRAV carried out cleaning campaign in Annapurna area from 26 June 2006 to 10 July 2006. During the campaign, some timely changes were made in the notice board instituted in the Annapurna Area to discourage the illegal climbing. Mr. Pokhrel and Mr. Tamang informed that the awareness about the mountain environment in the local people has significantly increased in the recent years. The cleaning team also exchanged views with locals regarding fragile mountain environment. The cleaning campaign team suggested NMA that mobilization of local people is essential to control illegal climbing of which they were aware of and to help upgrade the mountain environment. This program was conducted successfully and this is annual program of
Cleaning campaign in
Central Executive Board
Meeting- 14 July 2006
The Central Executive Board
Meeting held on 14 July 2006 welcomed new representative of
Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) Mr.
Khadananda Dhakal to the Executive Board of NMA.
The Statute Preparatory Committee presented
the draft of the Statute. The new points to be included were
thoroughly discussed upon and few revisions were made.
The meeting decided to call an Extra-ordinary
Special General Assembly on 15 August 2006 to amend the
Statute of NMA 2047 (53/59) at 4:00 pm at Hotel Hyatt,
Tourism Coordination Forum Meeting- 14 July 2006
NMA Treasurer Mr. Ang Kaji Sherpa attended the meeting of
First Sagarmatha Toruism Coordination Forum held on 14 July
2006. The forum
thoroughly discussed on the Sagarmatha Tourism Management
Issues and developed an action plan that includes management
strategies, activities and developed framework for
responsible organizations of member's list in the forum and
its operational procedure.
General Assembly, Nepal Mountaineering Association,
Annapurna Chapter, Pokhara- 16 July 2006
NMA President led a visiting team to Pokhara to attend the
General Assembly of Annapurna Chapter held on 16 July 2006.
NMA IInd Vice President Mr. Bhumi Lal Lama, Executive
Members- Dr. Hari Shrestha, Mr. R. P. Pant, Mr. Bijay Gurung,
Mr. Nawang Nima Sherpa accompanied him. Annapurna Chapter
felicitated NMA President Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa as a
Special Felicitated Personality for his contribution in the
completion of the first phase of the International Mountain
Museum in Pokhara. NMA, Annapurna Chapter also felicitated
wives of late Mr Iman Gurung, the Chief Instructor of NMA.
And also supported with Rs. 10,000.00 (Rupees Ten Thousand)
as a financial assistance to the family of late Gurung.
NMA President and IInd Vice President with
Annapurna Chapter Executive Members
NMA President felicitating wives of late Iman Gurung,
Chief Instructor NMA
Structural Reform of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB)-18 July 2006
General Secretary Mr. Deebas Bickram Shah, Secretary Mr. Narhari Bhandari and Treasurer Mr Ang Kaji Sherpa in the absence of President, Ist Vice President and II nd Vice President participated in the interaction program of NTB, to discuss upon the structural reform of NTB. An immediate Executive Board Meeting was called at 8:00 am very morning and discussed upon the structure and policies reform of NTB in NMA, to participate in the interaction program of NTB at 9:00 am in the NTB. All the participants had more or less same areas identified that need to be developed in the NTB. NTB's working procedure domestically and internationally has to be strengthened so that it covers broader area globally, an ad-hoc executive committee comprising of all national level tourism organizations should be formed was suggested by NMA to NTB.
Interaction- 21 July 2006
An interaction program was held on 21 July 2006 to discuss upon the revised statute of NMA to be amended in the Extra-ordinary General Assembly on 15 August 2006. NMA Advisory Committee, NMA Executive Board Member and Statute Preparatory Committee participated in the interaction program. After the inclusion of some points raised, the need for further revisions were recognized in the statute. The final revised statute was to be completed and presented in the Central Executive Board Meeting on 26 July 2006.
Farewell bid to ENSA Trainees- 23 July 2006
NMA President Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa gave a
warm departure to three students participating
in the mountaineering course conducted by ENSA
in Chamonix, France. The duration of training is
from 24 July 2006- 16 August 2006. The three
students are Mr. Tendi Sherpa, Mr. Krishna
Bahadur Gurung and Ms. Pasang Lhamu Sherpa. Vice
Mr. Bhumi Lal Lama, General Secretary Mr. Deebas
Bickram Shah, Treasurer Mr. Ang Kaji Sherpa,
Member and Co-convener of Training & Expedition
Committee Mr. Nawang Nima Sherpa were present in
the program. President Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa
urged them to do well in the training and use
their skill for the development of the
mountaineering in Nepal. The three students
expressed gratefulness towards NMA for providing
them an opportunity to learn mountaineering
course at ENSA. This is annual program of NMA.
giving a warm sent-off to the students
Pasang Lhamu Sherpa
Krishna Bahadur Gurung
Delhi visit- 24 July 2006
As per the decision of
Secretariat Meeting of NMA on 13 July 2006, 2nd
Vice President Mr. Bhumi Lal Lama and General
Secretary Mr. Deebas Bickram Shah participated
in the felicitation program organized by
Himalayan Environment Trust, India, to honor
Capt. M. S. Kohli for the completion of 50 years
of unconditional support and involvement in the
promotion of the Himalayas. Mr Lama presented
Mr. Kohli with the Plaque of Appreciation and in
his remarks, praised him for generous support
for the promotion of the entire Himalaya.
President reading the plaque
of Appreciation before presenting it to
Capt. M.S . Kohli
delegates with Capt. M.S Kohli
Central Executive Board Meeting-
26 July 2006
The Central Executive
Board Meeting held discussion on the final draft
of the statue of NMA to be presented in an
Extra-ordinary General Assembly. After having
extensive discussion, the meeting endorsed the
statute. Similarly, the meeting also endorsed
the Progress Report of fiscal year 2062 / 063
and the Auditor's Report of fiscal year 2062 /
2063 to be presented by General Secretary and
Treasurer respectively in the upcoming AGM.
The meeting also decided to
confer honorary members to some foreign
nationals for their contribution in the
promotion of mountaineering worldwide.
Mr. Maurice Herzog, First
Summiteer to climb peak above 8000m-Mt.
Annapurna, 3 Jun 1950
Mr. Helmut Heuberger, Member,
Austrian Expedition - Mt Cho-Oyu., 19 Oct
Mr. Peter Habler, Climbed
first Mt. Everest without oxygen with Senor
Mr. Geroge Band, First
Kanchenjunga Summiteer, 25 May 1955
Mr. Tony Streather,
Kanchenjunga Summiteer, 26 May 1955
Mr. Ernst Reiss, First Lhotse
Summiteer, 18 May 1956
Mr. Minoru Higeta, Manaslu
Summiteer, 11 May 1956
Mr. Tadao Kanzakai, Japan
Mr. Wolfgang Nairz, Alpin
Mr. Henry Sigarette, Advisor,
International Mountaineers' Memorial Park
Old is Gold
This is a regular column of e-News where photos
from old album will be published.
NMA-Chief Advisor Dr.
Harka Gurung chatting with Founder Presidentof NMA
Late Kumar Khadga Bikram Shah
Introduction of Mountaineering Gears
This is regular column of e-News to introduce
mountain gears to the readers.
|7 nuts and tool on
7 nuts and tool on carabineer is a metal
wedge threaded on a wire, used for
protection by wedging it into a
crack in the rock. They are made of aluminum
in various sizes and styles. They are
lighter and easy to use while climbing.
British climbers in the
1950s were the first to use nuts
as climbing protection.
General Secretary likes to remind all the General Members about the AGM on August 15.