January 2006

Nepal Mountaineering Association

Issue-1   

Gorkha DDC- 1 January 2006

The NMA Secretariat meeting of 1 January 2006 has assisted District Development Committee of Gorkha in the construction of a welcome gate at the entrance of Gorkha. The gate, worth Rs. 1,00,000 was constructed to welcome all the guests to Mt. Manaslu's Golden Jubilee Celebration.

TAAN, Pokhara- 1 January 2006

The NMA Secretariat meeting of 1 January 2006 has decided to support the Trekking Agents' Association of Nepal (TAAN), Pokhara Chapter, who received Rs. 100,000 to organize the Seventh Open Para Gliding Championship 2006.

NMA President Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa; Mr. Bhumi Lal Lama, 2nd Vice President; Mr. Deebas Bikram Shah, General Secretary; Mr. Narhari Bhandari, Secretary; Mr. Ang Kaji Sherpa 'Kisan', Treasurer and Central Executive Members Mr. Deepak Poudel and Mr. Bijay Gurung were invited as guests of honour on the closing ceremony of the competition.

MoU Signed- 6 January 2006

NMA & Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation signed MoU on 6th January 2006 to coordinate resources to conduct climbing training at Khumbu Climbing School in Phortse Village, Solukhumbu.

SAATO Convention- 13 January 2006

Mr. R.P. Pant, Executive Board Member led the team of Executive Board Members, Mr. Diwas Pokhrel, Mr. Da Gombu Sherpa, Mr. Ngawang Nima Sherpa and Mr. Lok Bahadur Khatri, Representative, MoCTCA, to the 2nd SAATO Convention on 13 January 2006 at Namchi, South Sikkim.

Artificial Climbing wall, Kakani- 28 January 2006

With financial assistance from the Embassy of the French Republic, a climbing wall was built at International Mountaineers' Memorial Park, Kakani. Mr. Henry Sigaret, French volunteer played a vital role in the construction of the wall. The climbing wall was handed over officially by His Excellency Michel Jolivet, French Ambassador to Mr. President Ang Tshering Sherpa on 28 January 2006, Saturday at Kakani.