Kathmandu: A few days after famous Nepali mountaineers Sanu Sherpa and Lal Bahadur Waiba climbed Gangchenpo (6,378 meters) for the first time from Sindhupalchok, another team has also successfully climbed it.
Garima Voyage President Ravindra Aryal and New Vision Nepal President Ashok Bhatt along with Nepali mountain guide Ramkaji ‘Prayas’ managed to reach the peak of Gangchenpo at 11 pm on Friday.
A few days ago, Sanu Sherpa and Lal Waiba reached the peak for the first time from Sindhupalchok while discovering the route of Gangchenpo Himal by the team.
The program manager Sanjeev Gurung said that the two mountaineer teams succeeded in climbing the new route after about 12 hours from the first camp. He says that he was able to reach the peak by opening a new route easily.
Italy’s Para-climbing Team World Champion Simone Salvagnin, Mount Everest climbers and international mountain guides Luca Montanari and D’Emilia Alessandro, a team of Nepali climbers including Della Mura Marco left for the climb on October 29.
World-famous Nepali mountain guide Sanu Sherpa, a double climber of 14 eight thousand-meter mountains in the world, was accompanying the climbing team to assist the climbing team.
Ravindra Aryal, the founder of Garima Voyage Tours and Travel, said that he planned to open the route and climb the mountain with the aim of developing the future of the local community through sustainable tourism.
According to Aryal, the climbing was done with the aim of drawing the attention of the world to the project of rural development and sustainable tourism jointly started by Garima Voyage and New Vision Nepal.
The climbing expedition initiated by Garima Voyage is supported by Montura, a renowned outdoor company in Italy.
The climbing team reached the base camp from Kathmandu in 6 days. In 10 days, guides Sanu Sherpa and Lal Waiba reached the peak by identifying the route and fixing the rope.
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