December 2010

Nepal Mountaineering Association

Issue-55   

IIIrd Sport Climbing Competition- 2 Dec

NMA has decided to organize IIIrd Wall Climbing Competition on the occasion of 8th Anniversary of International Mountain Museum (IMM) at IMM, Pokhara from 3 - 5 Feb 2011 on Maurice Herzog Climbing Wall. The final competition of the program is to take place on 5 Feb. Instructor Mr. Prem Gurung has been appointed as Technical Incharge for the competition.

Search operation of Chewang Nima Sherpa- 6 Dec

A seven member team led by mountaineer Mr. Pemba Gyalze Sherpa left Kathmandu on 6 Dec 2010 for the search and rescue operation of Mr. Chewang Nima Sherpa. He was on the north slope of Mt. Baruntse fixing the ropes when he was knocked over and down the north-east slope by the avalanche on 23 Oct 2010. The rescue and search operation was being coordinated by Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoTCA), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Instructors' Association (NMIA), Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA), Everest Summiteers' Association (ESA). NMA and TAAN contributed Rs. 8,00,000 ( Eight lac) and Rs. 7,00,000 ( seven lac) for the operation. Since the rescue team could locate him in the himalayas, search operation is to be continued in spring season again.

Plenary Assembly of IFSC -7 Dec

The Plenary Assembly of International Federation of Sports Climbing (IFSC) is scheduled to be held in Rome of Italy on 25 & 26 Feb 2011. Since NMA is the active member of IFSC, it has already decided to participate in the assembly. The details of the participants are yet to be finalized and sent to IFSC.

Request for renewal of membership- 8 Dec

All the NMA General Members are requested to renew membership before 14 January 2011( 30 Poush 2067). The membership will be expired if not renewed before the mentioned date.

8th Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival- 13 Dec

NMA sponsored the first cash prize of US $ 1500 for The Broken Moon (Brazil) directed by Marcos Negrao and Andre Rangel screed at Kathmandu International Mountain Festival held from 9-13 Dec 2010. On behalf of NMA, Ist Vice President handed over the cash prize to award winner. A Little Bit Mongolian (Australia) by Michael Dillon and Shining Spirit: The Musical Journey of Jamyang Yeshi (Canada) by Karen McDiarmid won second and third place respectively.

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Mera region rekei program- 15 December 2010

NMA 1st Vice President led the team of NMA for the Mera region rekei program from15-25 Dec organized as a part of their program on the occasion of International Mountain Day- 11 Dec. The other members of the cleaning campaign were:

  • Mr. Diwas Pokhrel- Secretary & Central Secretariat Member
  • Mr. Sonam Tshering Sherpa- & Central Secretariat Member
  • Mr. B B Thapa- Executive Committee Board Member
  • Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa- Executive Committee Board Member & Local Development Committee
  • Mr. Nima Sherpa- Secretary, TAAN

NMA team also discussed with local people and organizations on the problems related with the checking of permits issued by NMA and possibility of carrying our local development projects in coordination with local organizations.

Mera regions rekei team

Nepal Tourism Year 2011 Torch Expedition Mt. Amadablam 6,812 m. (22,349 ft.) -31 Dec 2010

Press Conference was organized on 31 Dec 2010 to highlight on the expedition named Nepal Tourism Year 2011 Torch Expedition Mt. Amadablam 6,812 m. (22,349 ft.) led by NMA President Mr. Zimba Zangbu Sherpa. The program was started with welcome speech delivered by Ist Vice President Mr. Nima Nuru Sherpa. Director of Nepal Tourism Board Ms. Nandini Lahe Thapa also handed over the certificates of Goodwill Ambassador of Nepal to summiteers and other record holders in different field declared for Nepal Tourism Year 2011. Ms. Thapa also handed over the flags of NMA and NTY 2011 to the expedition team to be hoisted at the summit of Mt. Amdablam coinciding with the official inauguration of Nepal Tourism Year on 14 Jan 2011.

Press Release

Nepal Tourism Year 2011 Torch Expedition Mt. Amadablam Team

Donation for porter shelter- 12 Dec

NMA Central Secretariat decided to contribute Rs. 15,43,351 from its local development fund to for Mt. Everest Summiteers' Club, Rolwaling in order to construct porter shelter at Chukima with the recognition of local development committee.