Kathmandu: 7th Park Young Seok Open Wall Climbing Competition has concluded in Kathmandu on Sunday.
Park Young Seok Exploration and Culture Foundation in association with Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) organized the seventh edition of the Park Young Seok Climbing Competition- 2020 in Kathmandu from February 1 and 2 at Pasang Lhamu Sports Climbing Centre at Dhumbarahi.
According to the NMA, the event was organized to promote sports climbing and to commemorate the world-renowned climber late Park Young Seok who had lost his life during Annapurna ascent from the south in 2013. The wall climbing competition was held in two categories viz; Lead Climbing for men & women followed by Tope Rope event for males and females.
Bijay Sunar, Bhim Bahadur Tamang and Tintin Rai won the top three positions respectively in the men’s lead climbing event, while women’s led climbing competition was won by Alexandra Przybysz, Pancha Maya Tamang, and Swastika Chaudhary respectively as first, second and third.
The winners of the men’s and women’s lead climbing competitions received Rs 30,000, Rs 20,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively with medals, appreciation certificates, and gifts.
Pas Tenjen Sherpa finished first in the men’s top rope final competition whereas Suresh Tamang and Ujwal Bansi finished second and third respectively. In the women’s top rope category, Devika Pandey, Kabita Lama, and Laxmi Pandey finished first, second and third respectively.
The winners of the top rope climbing event in the men and women’s category were awarded the prizes worth Rs 10,000, Rs 5,000 and Rs 2,500 respectively.
Phurba Namgyal Sherpa was the chief jury of the competition and Tul Sing Gurung was the Program Coordinator for the event. A total of 46 participants including 30 males and 16 females had participated in the wall climbing competition.
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