In association with
Logo Logo Logo

18-member NMA makes academic summit on Mera Peak

(Youth of Machhapuchchhre Rural Municipality-1 of Kaski who successfully climbed Mardi Himal. He has climbed the 5,587-meter-high Mardi Himal to promote mountaineering. Photo: Saroj Gurung)

By Birat Anupam , SUNSARI:- An 18-member academic expedition of Nepal Mountain Academy (NMA) has successfully scaled Nepal’s tallest trekking peak, Mera Peak (6470m) at 9:48 am on Friday. The 18 summiteers include first batch students of the NMA-run first batch of Bachelor of Mountaineering Studies (BMS).
The BMS is the world’s first university-run academic mountaineering course.
”We made our first station at Khare (4900 m) which is equipped with lodging and is considered as base camp”, said Tshiring Jangbu Sherapa, the guide of the academic expedition. He added, ”We had made summit push at 3:00 am from high camp situated at 5800 meters and made it to the summit collectively at 9:48 in the morning.”
Among 18 summiteers are 12 students from BMS and 6 technical, academic and administrative personalities of NMA. Executive Director Romnath Gyawali, Director Uttam Bhattarai, Management Committee Member and guide Tshiring Jangbu Sherpa, Academic Supervisor Dr. Basanta Poudel and guides duo Lakhpa Rangdu Sherpa and Hareram Khadka scaled Mera Peak together with 12 students.
Three students, however, returned without reaching summit, said Tshiring Jangbu Sherpa, the guide. Sherpa said NMA team was at Mera Peak area since three weeks for theoretical and practical works of the BMS courses.
Established on 30 May 2002, Nepal Mountain Academy started running BMS since October 2018. An 8-semester and 30-seat BMS requires both theoretical and practical approach of mountaineering along with constant research, said Uttam Bhattarai, the director of NMA. RSS

For Indian tourists travelling by land:- 72 hours (-ve) C-19 report, CCMC form and Antigen Test at entry point

For Indian tourists travelling by land:- 72 hours (-ve) C-19 report, CCMC form and Antigen Test at entry point

Comment here !
Related News

RASUWA:- The number of people visiting the Langtang Valley Goasaikunda has increased of late. Langtang, one of the major touristic

MORANG:- The Province No 1 government has constituted the Province Tourism Board. A meeting of the Province Council of Ministers

KATHMANDU:- The top-level officials of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) have expressed their continued support to Nepal’s tourism

BENI:- Having made a world record by successfully scaling 14 mountains above 8,000 meters across the globe, Nirmal Purja has