March 2010

Nepal Mountaineering Association

Issue-46   

Assistance for District Administration Office- 2 March

NMA has provided a helping hand to CDO by providing and equipping them their office space so that it can provide smoother service to the people.

Installation of ladder at Island- 2 March

NMA deputed Nepal Mountaineering Instructors' Association to install & monitor ladder at the crevasse near the summit of NMA's most climbed peak- the Island peak.

Institutional Membership-3 March

NMA provided institutional membership to Mt. Everest Summiteers' Club and Climbers' Club. Now, the total number of institutional members at NMA is 12.

Scholarship provided- 3 March

NMA provided scholarship of Rs. 1500 per month upto class twelve to two daughters (Ms. Tashi Sherpa & Ms. Nima Sherpa) of the famous climber late Babu Chirri Sherpa.

Basic Mountaineering Course 2010 - 3 March

NMA is pleased to announce that it has requested Slovenian Alpine Club to provide 1 Instructor, Doctor- 1 and Observer- 1 for its regular Basic Mountaineering Course 2010 starting from 16 Aug 2010

Certificate distributed- 3 March

Mr. Nagendra Prasad Ghimire, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation gave away certificate to 84 participants of Basic Mountaineering Course 2009 amidst a program organized at NMA secretariat on 3 March. The program was chaired by Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa- President, NMA where as Mr. Deebas Bickram Shah, General Secretary welcomed all the participants, journalists, members and other guests of NMA. Mr. Shiva Prasad Lamichhane, representing trainees, shared his experience of the training and expressed his happiness to be included in the training course. The chief guest wished all the trainees for better career in the mountaineering sector. He also hoped that these types of training will be helpful in producing skilled mountaineers and will have positive impact in Nepal Tourism Year 2011. Finally, Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa- President, NMA thanked all the guests present in the program and assured for the continuation of training program in the future.

NMA contributed for road maintenance- 12 March

NMA contributed Rs. 3,00,000 for the maintenance of road starting from Eye hospital to International Mountain Museum called Museum Marg. Similarly, it also contributed Rs. 1,00,000 for the maintenance of road called Parbatiye Marg- the shortest way to reach IMM.

Women's Open Rock Climbing Competition- 12 March

NMA technically assisted Empowering Women of Nepal by providing three professional mountaineering instructors of NMA to conduct Women's Open Rock Climbing Competition held in Pokhara on 14 & 15 March 2010. The instructors were Mr. Sunar Gurung, Mr. Damber Gurung and Mr. Pemba Onchhu Sherpa.

Recommendation for waiving royalty- 12 March

NMA requested Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation to waive royalty fee for world cyclist Mr. Puskar Shah and Extreme Everest Expedition 2010 to climb Mt. Everest in the coming spring. Mr. Shah is scheduled to hoist the flags of all the nations where he cycled during his World Cycle Movement. Similarly, Friends of Save the Himalayas Extreme Everest Expedition 2010 has proposed to remove garbage & dead body and other garbage deposited above 8000 m. to the summit of Everest.

NMA endorses liaison officers- 12 March

NMA endorsed five Everest Summiteers to work as liaison officers to Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation for the coming spring on the basis of recommendation made by the Everest Summiteers' Association, Nepal Mountaineering Association, Nepal Mountaineering Instructors' Association and Nepal Mountain Guide Association. The recommended Everest summiteers are as follows:

  1. Mr. Gokul Thapa
  2. Ms. Chunu Shrestha
  3. Ms. Poojan Acharya
  4. Mr. Phurtenji Sherpa
  5. Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa
  6. Mr. Pasang Sherpa (Alternate)
  7. Mr. Ang Dawa Sherpa

New Rate for icefall route- 12 March

Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation decided to charge for the usage of icefall route as US $ 400 (Spring) per climber and US 00 (Summer, Autumn & Winter) for the year 2067.

UAAA Council Meeting- 23 March

The council meeting of Union of Asian Alpine Association is going to be held in Bishkek, Krygystan from 21-23 March 2010.

Taskforce formed- 28 March

The ministerial level decision taken on 28 March formed a taskforce under the convenership of Mr. Laxman Bhatterai, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation to study on modes of promotion needed to develop Nepal as attractive destination of mountaineering. The taskforce is given time of 15 days to submit report to the ministry. The taskforce is consisted of representatives from fifteen deferent organizations.