April 23, 2014


An emergency meeting chaired Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa, President, Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) was conducted at NMA- Secretariat on 18 April 2014. The meeting attended by officials of NMA, Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN), Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA), Nepal National Mountain Guide Association (NNMGA) and Expedition  Operators' Association of Nepal (EOAN) and discussed on the issue of the human loss suffered due to an avalanche at 6:45 a.m. today in the course of ascending Mount Everest, at an altitude of 5,800 meters.

The decisions of the meeting are as follows:

1. For emergency rescue operations, management of the bodies of those who had perished, medical treatment of the injured etc, a nine-member Emergency Coordination Assistance Committee was formed under the chairmanship of NMA President. Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa.
The other members of the family are as follows:
Mr.  Ramesh Dhamala, President, TAAN
Mr. Damber Parajuli, President, EOAN
Mr. Santa Subba, President, HRA
Mr. Pasang Sherpa, General Secretary, NNMGA
Mr. Tika Gurung, Treasurer, NMA
Mr. Rajendra Subedi, Co-Convener, Rescue Committee, TAAN
Mr. Prakash Adhikari, Office Executive, HRA
Capt. Pilot Mr. Pasang Sherpa- EOAN

2. NMA decided to provide Rs. 50,000 to the families of the deceased and Rs. 35,000 to the injured as immediate financial assistance. Similarly, TAAN also decided to provide financial assistance of Rs. 50,000 to the family of each deceased and Rs. 35,000 to each injured person. Expedition Operators’ Association also decided to provide financial assistance of Rs. 25,000 to the family of the deceased and Rs. 15,000 to each injured person.

3. It was also decided to offer gratitude to the Government of Nepal for the emergency rescue work and offer special thanks to the trekking agencies, airlines companies, doctors, HRA mountaineers, NNMGA and EOA officials and members for providing financial assistance to the victims’ families and help in the emergency rescue operation.


 
Ang Tshering Sherpa
President
NMA

Ramesh Prasad Dhamala
President
TAAN

Santa Kumar Subba
President
HRA



Pasang Sherpa
General Secretary
NNMGA

Dambar Parajuli
President
EOA Nepal
Date: 18.4.2014

 
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