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August 21, 2022

Sanu Sherpa receives grand welcome 

PM Sher Bahadur Deuba welcomes Sanu Sherpa and other climbers (file photo)

Kathmandu. The famous mountaineer Sanu Sherpa, who holds the record of repeatedly climbing 14 mountains higher than 8000 meters in the world, has received a grand welcome in Nepal.

Association, organizations including the Nepal Mountaineering Association gave a warm welcome when they arrived in Nepal on Saturday morning. So far, only 14 mountains higher than 8 thousand meters have been identified in the world.

Sanu set a record by climbing the 8,035-meter high Gasserbrum-2 in Pakistan on Thursday morning. 47-year-old Sanu Sherpa, whose permanent home is Makalu Rural Municipality-1 of Sankhuwasabha, was engaged in a campaign to climb the 14 highest mountains in the world repeatedly.

In this connection, he also repeatedly climbed the Makalu and Kanchenjunga mountains in the spring of this year.

Meanwhile, the government has announced that mountaineers who set records by climbing 14 mountains higher than 8,000 meters, including the highest peak Everest, will be honored with cash.

In the program organized by the Nepal Tourism Board in honor of the record climber, the Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation Jeevan Ram Shrestha expressed his commitment to honor the record climber with a good cash prize while appreciating the contribution of the record climber.

He said that the record of climbers has increased the pride of Nepal and that their contribution will be honored as an incentive.

Tourism Minister Shrestha also said that the government will distribute identity cards to the climbers and take immediate steps to create an ‘archive’ of the climbers.

He expressed his belief that a concept will be prepared by discussing with stakeholders including the mountaineering association on behalf of the ministry on how to improve the mountain climbing area and solve problems for the safety and livelihood of climbers.

Minister Shrestha said that record holder Sanu Sherpa’s record of climbing 14 8,000 meters high mountains in the world twice is like winning a medal in World Cup football and Olympics.

In the program, member of parliament (MP) Jibhoring Lama said that record climbers play an important role in increasing the honor and glory of the country, and it is necessary for the state to pay attention to social security of climbers.

President of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) Nimanuru Sherpa said that the record of mountaineers has helped Nepal to be recognized around the world.

Meanwhile, Tourism Minister Shrestha also announced that Sanu Sherpa, the record climber, will be given an amount equal to his one month’s salary.

He said that he would give the money as an incentive to the climbers. In a similar event, Nepali Congress MP Jibharing Lama announced that two climbers, Sanu Sherpa and Nima Galgen Sherpa, would be given Rs 100,000 each.

Nima Galzen Sherpa made a record by climbing all 14 mountains above 8000 for the first time. On this occasion, two record climbers were honored with letters of appreciation on behalf of the NMA.

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