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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Everest summiteers set slew of records on sunny Sunday

KATHMANDU: With barely a few days remaining for the climbing season to come to an end, mountaineers made full use of a clear weather window today to set several new records by summiting the world’s highest peak.
David Liano Gonzalez, 33, set a new world record by scaling Mt Everest twice in one climbing season; British explorer Daniel Hughes, who spoke to the BBC from the top of the world’s highest mountain using his smartphone, became the first person to give a live interview from the roof of the world; British mountaineer Kenton Cool reached Everest summit for the 11th time, a record for any British climber; and Samina Baig became the first Pakistani woman to scale the world’s highest peak. 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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