December 2009

Nepal Mountaineering Association

Issue-45   

NMA's contribution for the Summiteers' Summit to save the Himalayas' at Copenhagen- 1 Dec

NMA contributed Rs. 29,00,000 for the Summiteers' Summit to save the Himalayas at Copenhagen organized on occasion of International Mountain Day on 11 Dec 2009. The fund was released from environment conservation fund of NMA as per the instruction of Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation. NMA President Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa, advisor and famous climber Mr. Apa Sherpa participated in the summit on behalf of NMA.

Summiteers' Summit to save the Himalayas

Cabinet meeting held at Kalaapathar-4 Dec

The Government of Nepal held the highest ever cabinet meeting on the Everest Base Camp on 4 December 2009 to highlight the threat of climate change to the Himalayas ahead of Copenhagen. The message was bold and clear - Save the Himalayas. Nepal succeeds in stealing the international spotlight by organizing the historic Cabinet Meeting and put Nepal in a global picture once again for the good cause. The meeting made the four key decisions as follows:

1. 10-Point Climate Change Everest Declaration,
2. Declaration of Gauri Shanker Conservation Area,
3. Declaration of Api Nampa Conservation Area,
4. Endorsement of declaration on Summiteers' Summit to Save the Himalayas

Cabinet Meetings at Kalaapathar

Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival 2009- 7 Dec

Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival 2009 was held from 10-14 December 2009 at National City Hall and Nepal Tourism Board. The festival screened some of the most recent and exciting films about mountains, mountain environment, mountain cultures and communities from various corners of the world. NMA's central secretariat meeting held on 7 December donated US $ 1000 for the film festival.

Press release - 7 Dec

NMA' Central Secretariat released press statement in order to inform to all the concerned about the present condition of NMA after District Administration Office reinstated executive board led by President Ang Tshering Sherpa on 19 November.

UIAA Mountain Ethics Declaration released- 11 Dec

UIAA, the International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation, released UIAA Mountain Ethics Declaration on the occasion of 11th International Mountain Day. The declaration was unanimously approved by the General Assembly of UIAA in Porto, Portugal in October 2009.

Act. Chief Administrative Officer nominated - 18 Dec

The Executive Board Meeting nominated Act. Chief Administrative Officer Mr. Jinesh Sindurakar for the training titled Developing ecotourism by utilizing local natural resources in Asian Countries to be held in Japan from 31 Jan 2010 to 26 Feb 2010.

Advisory Committee formed- 18 Dec

The Executive Board Meeting of 18 Dec formed Advisory Committee of seven members under the chairmanship of Dr. Soorya Lal Amatya. The other members of the committee are as follows:

  • Ms. Yankila Sherpa
  • Mr. J.B. Singh
  • Mr. Buddhi Narayan Shrestha
  • Mr. Apa Sherpa
  • Mr. Pasang Lama Sherpa
  • Mr. Shambhu Tamang

Likewise, legal expert Mr. Harihar Dahal has been appointed as legal advisor of NMA.

Financial Assistance of book publication- 18 Dec

NMA decided to financially assist for the travelogue written by Mr. Prateek Dhakal based on the travel experience of meeting of Union of Asian Alpine Association held in China in 2006.

NMA nominated for Steering Committee- 28 Dec

Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation nominated NMA as member for Steering Committee formed for the formulation of policy for tourism master plan.

NMA staff elected as Secretary of UNITRAV- 30 Dec

The 10th General Meeting of Nepal Trekking Travel and Rafting Union (NTTRU) held on 30 Dec elected NMA staff Mr. Yadav Gautam as Department Secretary of the organization.

Executive Board Member's visit to IMM- 31 Dec

The reinstated Executive Board left for Pokhara on 31 Dec 2009 for a three-day visit toInternational Mountain Museum.