Nepal Fetes 64th Anniversary Of Everest Conquest
“Nepal’s mountaineering community celebrated the first conquest of Mount Everest 64 years ago on Monday (May 29), as well as this year’s climbing season, during which hundreds scaled the world’s highest peak,” as reported in an article in The Japan Times.
“Several mountaineers and others who have contributed to the climbing industry were honored during a ceremony in Kathmandu marking the first successful Everest climb by New Zealander Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa guide, Tenzing Norgay, in 1953.”
“It is heartening to see so much interest in celebrating this important day,” said Nepal’s Ambassador Sewa Lamsal Adhikar, as reported in The Express Tribune.
“Humans reached the top of the world and since then some 4,000 climbers have reached the peak,” Adhikari said.
“Eight Nepali Sherpa guides who initially dug the route this year and fixed climbing ropes to the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit were also honored for their work.”
“Japanese climber Ken Noguchi, who made financial contributions to Nepal’s mountaineering community after a 2015 earthquake, and Lakpa Sherpa, the female climber with the highest number of Everest summits, were also awarded.”
Article Source: Japan Times, May 30, 2017
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