March 2006

Nepal Mountaineering Association

Issue-1   

Fare well for Ando Hisao

Ex-JICA Senior Volunteer Ando Hisao and his wife were invited for a reception dinner on 8 March 2006 during their visit in Nepal. Mr. Ando worked as JICA Senior Volunteer in IMM.

Climbing Permit- 12 March 2006

The climbing permit for NMA peak has been redesigned. The new climbing permit includes information on climbing NMA peaks and Garbage Disposal system. The new permit will be issued from the new fiscal year 2006/07.

Mr. Dragon Chang Welcomed- 18 March 2006

A welcome reception with dinner on behalf of NMA was held on 18 March 2006 at Swagatam Restaurant, Chakrapath to welcome Mr. Dragon Chang a representative of Taiwanese Alpine Association. Mr. Chang and President Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa discussed setting up Taiwanese Corner at IMM, Pokhara in near future.

New road to IMMP, Kakni- 19 March 2006

NMA has funded construction of 2.4 km road leading to IMMP, Kakani. The local people of Kakani donated the required land for road construction free of cost.

Mr. Miyahara visited Kakani- 25 March 2006

One of the tourism entrepreneur and well-known Japanese pioneer for promotions of Nepal Mr. Takashi Miyahara San visited IMMP Kakani with President Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa together with other Executive Members of NMA on 25 March 2006.

Member Secretary Sports Council visited NMA- 26 March 2006

Mr. Kishor Bahadur Singh Member Secretary of National Sports Council visited NMA and held discussion with the. President, the General Secretary, and Executive Members of NMA about the possibilities of introducing mountaineering activities in National Level Sports and international participation.

Slide show in New Delhi- 26 March 2006

NMA Secretariat meeting held on 26 March 2006 decided to provide VCDs of soft opening of International Mountain Museum and Mt. Everest Golden Jubilee Celebration for the slide show program organized by Indian Mountaineering Foundation in New Delhi.

Farewell for Akira Takehana- 29 March 2006

A dinner was organized to bid farewell to JICA Senior volunteer Akira Takehana at International Mountain Museum (IMM), Pokhara on 29 March 2006. II Vice President and Convener of IMM- Committee Mr. Bhumi Lal Lama hosted the dinner along with Committee members Mr. Ganesh Gurung and Mr. Ghana Shyam Poudel. Mr. Takahana volunteered in IMM as JICA Senior Volunteer from 24 March 2004 to 29 March 2006. NMA is grateful for his contribution.

Suggestion box at NMA-Secretariat

NMA has put a suggestion box at NMA Secretariat. The suggestion box is opened once a week before the Secretariat meeting.

Committee for Ice Fall Route Royalty

As per the decision taken by MoCTCA, a committee under the convenerhip of SPCC has been formed to fix the royalty rate for the Icefall route. NMA is a member of committee including ESA, TAAN, MoCTCA.

Special Publication

NMA has published two special editions of NMA- Newsletter on the occasion of Annual General Assembly 2005 and 30th Jubilation of the First Woman's Summit on Everest respectively.

Pay phone at NMA

A coin pay phone is installed at NMA to facilitate visitors of NMA.

Kailash Parbat Park

Armed Police Force and NMA jointly renovated Shiva Mandir at Kailash Park in Kakani. Mr. Shambu Upreti, DSP, Armed Police Force Training Centre at Kakani played a vital role to renovate the park.

Condolences

Mr. Tshering Tenzing Lama, Founder Vice President and advisor to NMA, passed away on 22 July 2005 at the age of 82. The NMA Secretariat meeting held on 24 July 2005 sent condolences to the family on the sudden demise of Mr. Lama.

The NMA Secretariat meeting held on 8 November 2005 expressed condolences to the families of all 18 mountaineers including the family of Mr. Iman Gurung, Chief Instructor of NMA, who lost their lives in the avalanche in Mt. Kanguru on 21 October 2005.

The NMA Secretariat meeting held on 1 December 2005 also expressed condolences to the sudden demise of Mr. Indra Bahadur Thapa, father of Mr. Basanta Thapa, Ex- Secretary, NMA.

The NMA- Secretariat meeting held on 1 December 2005 also expressed condolences on the sudden demise of Mr. Shambhu Sigdel, a member of the Discipline Committee and Commissioner of the Election Committee of NMA.

Certificate Distribution

The certificate was distributed to the participants of different training programme organized by NMA.

Basic Mountaineering Course 29 September 2005
Advanced Mountaineering Course 29 December2005
Ice Climbing Training 24 January 2006
High Mountaineering Rescue Training 15 March 2006

Slide show in New Delhi- 26 March 2006

NMA Secretariat meeting held on 26 March 2006 decided to provide VCDs of soft opening of International Mountain Museum and Mt. Everest Golden Jubilee Celebration for the slide show program organized by Indian Mountaineering Foundation in New Delhi.

Farewell for Akira Takehana- 29 March 2006

A dinner was organized to bid farewell to JICA Senior volunteer Akira Takehana at International Mountain Museum (IMM), Pokhara on 29 March 2006. II Vice President and Convener of IMM- Committee Mr. Bhumi Lal Lama hosted the dinner along with Committee members Mr. Ganesh Gurung and Mr. Ghana Shyam Poudel. Mr. Takahana volunteered in IMM as JICA Senior Volunteer from 24 March 2004 to 29 March 2006. NMA is grateful for his contribution.