Indian girl scales Mt Everest on prosthetic leg

LOBUCHE, SOLUKHUMBU, May 26:  Climbing Everest is considered gutsy even for able-bodied people for the risks involved in attempting the feat. But an Indian girl has surprised the whole world by scaling the summit on a prosthetic leg.
Arunima Sinha, 25, of Uttar Pradesh, who had her left leg amputated two years ago, scaled the 8,848 meters peak at 10:55 am on Tuesday. “We reached the summit on 21st May and I forgot all the difficulties we had faced on the way,” said the former national volleyball player of India on Saturday. Continue Reading→ 

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Everest diamond jubilee celebration kicks off

KATHMANDU: Diamond Jubilee of the first ascent to Mt. Everest is being celebrated with various promotional programmes from today upon reaching 60 years of the setting foot on the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest by a human being.
During the four-day festival, a two-day international conference is being organized on ‘ Potentials of Nepal’s mountain tourism development and negative impact made from the climate change’ at Khumjung on the lap of Mt. Everest, today. Continue Reading→ 

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Flights resume in Lukla airport

SOLUKHUMBU: Flights have resumed in the Lukla airport, on the lap of Mt Everest, in Solukhumbu district on Friday morning. The flights were disrupted due to bad weather for the past two days.
According to the Civil Aviation Authority, Lukla, aircraft of Tara Air and Sita Air made flights to and from the Tenzing-Hillary Airport as the weather improved this morning.Likewise, helicopters have also resumed their service. Continue Reading→

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Nepal to celebrate diamond jubilee of first Everest ascent

Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgay /Image: Jamling Tenzing Norgay

KATHMANDU, May 22: The government is organizing various programs to mark the Diamond Jubilee of the first ascent of the Mt Everest.
“On May 26, International Everest Conference will be held in Khumjung, tree plantation program will be carried out at Hillary Park and paper presentation will be made by experts on mountaineering and climate change,” Subash Nirola, officiating CEO of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), told a press meet on Wednesday.National and international experts in tourism and mountaineering have been invited to attend the conference. Similarly, meeting of Sagarmatha Tourism Coordination Forum with the local stakeholders will be held in Khumjung on May 27. Continue Reading→

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3-day event planned to mark 60th anniversary of first Everest ascent

The government has decided to organise a three-day event to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee (60th Anniversary) of the first ascent of the Mt Everest. According to government officials, the gala event has been planned from May 27-29.
On May 29, 1953, New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa of Nepal stepped atop the world’s highest peak Mt Everest (8,848 metres) at 11:30 am over the South Route. Continue Reading→

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Govt to open 23 new peaks for expedition

KATHMANDU: To mark the diamond jubilee of the ascent of Mt Everest on May 29, the government is all set to open 23 new peaks. After a series of lobbying by tourism entrepreneurs, the government has finally decided to open 23 new peaks to promote mountain tourism and to create new destinations.

“We are quite excited with the government’s decision to open 23 peaks that were proposed by Nepal Mountaineering Association,” said immediate past president of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) Ang Tshering Sherpa.

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Gala event planned for Everest diamond jubilee

The government has decided to accord a red carpet welcome to all the Everest summiteers who will be arriving in Nepal to celebrate the diamond jubilee of its first ascent next May.
On May 29, 1953, New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa stepped atop the world’s highest peak. They reached the 8,848 m summit at 11:30 am over the South Route. Continue reading

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