April 2013

Nepal Mountaineering Association

Issue-83   

Another icefall doctor passes away- 7 April 8, 2013

An "icefall doctor" names Mingmar Sherpa, 45 years old, has died after falling into a crevasse in Mount Everest on Sunday. He died after a fatal fall while returning from Camp 2 was one of the six icefall doctors assigned to set and maintain the safest path in the world's highest peak for this season. He is survived by his wife and a son

Late Mingmar Sherpa

Memorial service organized- 21 April

NMA's staff Amrit Tuladhar aged 65 years old died to severe heart attack on the way to back home from office on 9 April. He has been associated with since 1981 under the designation of Section Officer. On the 13th day of demise of late Amrit Ratna Tuladhar, a memorial service was organized on 21 April at NMA Secretariat in the presence of NMA advisors Executive Board Members, general members and staff. The program started with the brief introduction of late Mr. Tuladhar given by NMA General Secretary Deebas Bikram Shah. Mr. J B Singh, advisor of NMA also shade light on the various perspectives of his life and he also recalled some of his joyful moments with him in the program. On behalf of staff, Mr. Madhu Basnet said that obedient and diligent staff like Mr. Tuladhar's absence at NMA will create vacuum, which will take time to be fulfilled. In the program, it was informed that Amrit Ratna Tuladhar joined NMA in 1981 and he was working under the capacity of Section Officer during the final days. The program ended with the vote of thanks by acting NMA President Mr. Nima Nuru Sherpa.

Mt. Everest Diamond Jubilee Celebration- 21 April

Edurne Pasaban Lizarribar and Wolfgang Nairz have confirmed to participate in Mt. Everest Diamond Jubilee Celebration on 29 May 2013. Edurnre Pasaban from Spain is the first woman to conquer all the mountains above 8000m. She started her climbing on 23 May 2001 by successfully ascending Everest and completed on 17 May 2010 by climbing Shisha Pangma. Wolfgang Nairz Summited Everest on May 3rd, 1978, but he is probably better known as the expedition leader of the same 78 expedition in which Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler summited Everest 5 days later, becoming the first climbers to summit Everest without the use of bottled oxygen.

Press Release from Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation - 30 April

Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation released a press statement on 30 April on the recent incident occurred on Mt. Everest on 27 April. It is mentioned on the press release that the discussion arose between some climbers holding permit of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse and the Climbing supporters gone for rope fixing above Camp II on 27th April 2013. Regarding this issue, on 30 April , under the initiation of the members of Expedition Operator's Association, Liaison Officers at the base camp and the Climbing Supporters, both disputed parties have accepted their weakness and decided to continue their expedition upon mutual understanding. MoCTCA kindly requests all the expeditions' team members including Support Climbing Sherpas and the handling agents to abide by the rules and regulations and to follow climbing ethics for a safe and successful expedition.