70th anniversary of the first human ascent to the Mt. Everest being observed

KATHMANDU: The 16th International Everest Day and the 70th anniversary of Mount Everest are being celebrated today in Kathmandu. The first successful ascent of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world, took place on May 29th, 1947, marking a period of 70 years.

On this date in 1953, Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary made the first ascent of Mount Everest. The 70th anniversary of climbing Mount Everest is being marked by the celebration of “Platinum Jubilee,” which honors the same ascent.

The 70th anniversary of Mount Everest will be commemorated in Nepal with a lavish program, according to the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).

Under the leadership of Suresh Adhikari, Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation, a core organizing committee with representative tourism-related organizations has been established to make the day spectacular.

The Nepal Tourism Board will host a formal ceremony, per the schedule. At the meeting of the board at Bhrikutimandap, famous mountain climbers from Thamel-based Employees Provident Fund and representatives of tourism businessmen and governmental bodies took part.

A variety of climbers in the program will receive medals, including record-holders. On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Everest climb, the climber will receive a medal for the first time, according to NMA general secretary Mohan Lamsal. He said, “For the first time, we are awarding medals to local and international climbers who have scaled Mt. Everest.

Similar to this, a special event celebrating Mt. Everest’s platinum jubilee is being held in Khumjung, Solukhumbu, and Kathmandu. The families of Tenzing Sherpa and Hilary will be honored in a special program that will be held in Khumjung today, according to Ang Tshering Sherpa, the former president and chief adviser of the NMA.

Following the official Khumjung program, NMA will hold a separate event in Kathmandu. On June 1, the event will take place in Kathmandu. There will be a rally, dinner, and celebration in the climber’s honor.

The mountain expert Ang Tshering Sherpa stated that the platinum jubilee celebration of Mt. Everest will be beneficial in promoting Nepal’s image abroad. “We believe that the 70-year platinum jubilee will bring some buzz in tourism,” he said. “Mt. Everest is the highest peak in the world, and every activity on Mt. Everest is reported by the national and international media. “.

Eight mountains in Nepal, including the tallest peak, Mt. Everest, reach heights of 8,000 meters. A total of 7,000 local and international mountaineers have reached the summit so far. Over 300 people have passed away while making the ascent.

The climbers have been busy breaking records in addition to the hustle and bustle of ascending Mount Everest. With 28 ascents of Mount Everest, Kami Rita Sherpa has broken a world record. In the ongoing ascent of the spring season, he broke his own record by ascending Everest twice, on May 17 and May 23, respectively. By ascending Mount Everest 27 times during this time, Pasang Dawa Sherpa also broke a record. During this time, he made two ascents and set a new record.

Hari Budha Magar broke a world record by ascending Mount Everest while using prosthetic legs. On May 19, Budha Magar set a record by ascending to the summit of Mount Everest.

More than 600 people have already scaled Mount Everest, according to the Department of Tourism. Beginning on May 13, this year’s spring climbing season. This year, the most climbers have been given permission to ascend Mount Everest. The mountain climbing division of the department reports that a total of 478 climbers, including 103 women and 376 men from 47 climbing groups, have obtained climbing permits.

On April 23, 2013, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa of Solukhumbu successfully scaled Mount Everest, becoming the first woman from Nepal to accomplish this feat. The first woman to climb Mount Everest was a Japanese national named Junko Tabei.

To date, 414 mountains have been made climbable by the government. Nepal is home to eight of the world’s fourteen mountains with elevations greater than 8000 meters.

The government observes May 29 as Mt. Everest Day every year in remembrance of the day two courageous climbers, Sherpa and Hillary, conquered the mountain. Numerous events have been held in Nepal and other countries to commemorate the day.

On January 11, 2008, ascendant Hillary passed away. On May 9, 1986, Norgay perished. In Nepal, Mt. Everest Day and Republic Day coincidentally fall on the same day.

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Monday May 29, 2023, 11:21:19 AM |

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