October 2005

Nepal Mountaineering Association

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Nepal-China Friendship Expedition- 1-2 October 2005

To commemorate the completion of 50 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and China, a joint expedition team ascended an unnamed virgin peak successfully, (5690m) on 1 & 2 October 2005 located along the border of Nepal and China. The peak was named Nepal China Friendship Peak.

A felicitation programme in honour of the climbers of Nepal-China Friendship Expedition and to celebrate the 50 years of the establishment of diplomatic relation between Nepal and China was held in Hotel Radisson on 30 October 2005. Mountaineers and distinguished guests from both countries were present.

Introductory Program- 7 October 20 05

An introduction reception was held to introduce NMA-Executives to Advisory Committee of NMA on 7 October 2005 at Hotel Radisson, Lazimpat.

UAAA & UIAA Meet- 12-15 October 2005

NMA President Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa led an NMA delegation to the General Assembly of the Union of Asian Alpine Association (UAAA) held on 12 October 2005 in Singapore. Mr. Bhumi Lal Lama- 2nd Vice President, Mr. Narhari Bhandari- Secretary, Mr. Ang Kaji Sherpa 'Kisan'- Treasurer, and Mr. Lok Bahadur Khatri- Representative, Under Secretary at MoCTCA were members of the delegation team. Thereafter, the same delegation was led by Mr. Bhumi Lal Lama, 2nd Vice President in the Union International Des Association D'Alpinisme (UIAA) General Assembly held on 15 October 2005 in Singapore

Centenary Anniversary of JAC- 15 October 20 05

NMA President, Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa, and General Secretary, Mr. Deebas Bikram Shah, participated in the ceremony of the Centenary Anniversary of the Japanese Alpine Club (JAC) at Takanawa Prince Hotel in Tokyo, Japan, on 15 October 2005. Mr. Sherpa and Mr. Shah presented a model of Mt. Manaslu, made of brass, to JAC.

NMA supports TAAN- 24 October 20 05

The NMA Secretariat meeting held on 24 October 2004 decided to grant Rs. 3,00,000 to the Trekking Agents' Association of Nepal (TAAN) to organize an Eco-Trekking Workshop.

Office Premise to Bagmati River Festival

The NMA provided space in the NMA annex building for the secretariat of the Bagmati River Festival. NMA has donated Rs. 25,000 as first prize of the Bagmati River Rafting Competition. The competition was held to create public awareness about the environment of the Bagmati River. First Everest Women Summiteer- 30 October 2005

Women summiteers from all around the world gathered in Kathmandu to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the first ascent of Mt. Everest by a woman. The first woman Everest Summiteer, Ms. Junko Tabei, Ms. Pan Duo, the first Chinese woman to summit Mt. Everest; together with many Everest Summiteers from different countries such as Nepal, Den Mark, England, Iran, Ireland, India, New Zealand and Slovenia were also present on the occasion. Her Majesty Queen Komal Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah, graced the historic occasion and distributed a Letter of Appreciation to the Women Everest Summiteers. His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Paras Bir Bikram Shah Dev, and Her Royal Highness, Crown Princess Himani Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah, also graced the occasion.