International Mountain Museum – 4 October 2006
Maoist Supreme Leader Prachanda made a surprise visit on 4 October
2006 to our International Mountain Museum IMM, Pokhara. Pachanda was
very much impressed with our development and management of IMM as an
asset to Nepal and similarly to the world, and assured his
cooperation for further strengthening the programs of IMM in the
Executive Board Meeting- 8 October 2006
Executive Board Meeting held on 8 October 2006 approved a report of
UAAA General Assembly 16-17 September 2006, Beijing, China,
presented by the participating team.
IInd Vice President Mr. Bhumi Lal Lama informed the board that due
to his some of unavoidable circumstances, he would not be able to
participate in UIAA General Assembly 13-15 October 2006, Banff,
Canada. Therefore, the Board approved the travel of our President
and Mr. Rishi Ram Lamichhane, Joint Secretary of Ministry of
Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation to participate in Banff,
Canada. President Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa also informed that he
would present a power point presentation on mountaineering tourism
of Nepal at Adventure Travel World Summit on 20 October 2006 in
Seattle, Washington, USA.
Condolence Program- 9 October 2006
NMA organized condolence program on 9 October 2006 in the memory of
our chief advisor Dr. Harka Gurung and the two other general
members- Mr. Mingma Sherpa and Mr. Mingma Norbu Sherpa in Hotel
Annapurna. They were onboard on Shree Airlines, which crashed on 23
September 2006 at Ghunsa, Taplezung.
Participants of the condolence program
One- minute silence in honor of Dr. Gurung
Death of Liaison Officer- 10 October 2006
Mr. Saroj Timilsina, Liaison Officer of Joint Nepal Japan Friendship
Golden Jubilee Nangpai Gosum Expedition 2006 passed away due to high
altitude sickness on 10 October 2006. After reaching the base camp,
he was on his way down and died at Thame (3800m).
Secretariat Meeting- 15 October 2006
NMA Secretariat meeting decided to organize different programs to
mark the 34th NMA Day on 1 November 2006.
The meeting also decided to request Ministry of Culture, Tourism and
Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) to name any unnamed peak of above 6000m in
honor of Dr. Harka Gurung. Similarly, NMA also requested to name
road from Lamzung to Beshi after Dr. Gurung.
NMA President returned- 25 October 2006
After completion of a successful UIAA General Assembly in Banff,
Canada and Adventure Travel World Summit Conference in Seattle, USA,
NMA President Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa and Mr. Rishi Ram Lamichhane,
Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation returned to
Success of expedition- 26 October 2006
Five members team of Nepal and two members of Japan successfully
reached the summit of Nangpai Gosum, 7321m. The expedition was
carried out to mark the completion of 50th years of diplomatic
relationship between Nepal and Japan and Golden Jubilee Celebration
of Mt. Manaslu. Mr. President Ang Tshering Sherpa was the General
Expedition Leader of Nepal where as Mr. Masuo Moriya, President,
Japan Workers' Alpine Federation (JWAF) was the General Expedition
Leader of Japan.
Old is Gold
This is a regular
column of e-News where photos from old album will be
mountaineer Mr. Ang Rita Sherpa receiving letter of
appreciation from Ex-Prime Minister Mr. Krishna Prasad
Introduction of Mountaineering Gears
is regular column of e-News to introduce mountain gears to the
A Gamow bag is an inflatable pressure bag which is large
enough to fit a person inside. The effective altitude can
be decreased as much as 1500 m (5,000 ft) by inflating
the bag with a foot pump. It is generally used for
treating severe case of altitude sickness.