Friday, September 11, 2015

                                                Nepalese Alpinist

                              3 New Mountains by 3 Sherpa

                Nepal is known for the home of Mt Everest. Beside Mt Everest, there are thousands of mountains in Nepal and Nepalese climbers are given title “Sherpa” and they are regarded to be the strongest on mountains. But they are always bounded to live their live as supporting climbers and High Altitude Porters since 1900AD. The title “SHERPA” started with Ang Tharkey Sherpa when he first joined westerner expedition to Nepal in 1908. He was found very strong and loyal so he was made the chief of porters and started working as supporting climber, SHERPA in 1910s.

Actually "Sherpa" is kind of ethnic group (caste) which are mainly found in higher Himalayas of Nepal. When foreigners were in Nepal for trek or Climb in 1900s, they often went to Himalayas. They took people from there as their guide, porters etc. Whenever those foreigner asked any guide or porter, everyone told NAME+Sherpa (caste).  By which the word “Sherpa” became so famous and later on it became kind of profession by itself.  So it presents both kind of caste and profession.

With the changes in time, Nepalese climbers are changing. It was just profession for them from the beginning but it is found that many youngsters choose it as their hobby in present time. Nepalese climbers are getting global reorganization. Every kinds of skill development training are being introduced in Nepal. Today Nepal is member of IFMGA/UIAGM.

On March 21st 2014 Government of Nepal has officially legalized and permitted 104 new peaks in Nepal. Among them, 17 peaks lie in Rolwaling valley. It’s been a years since the government of Nepal has officially legalized these peaks but stilled these peaks are rarely known.
The key element of this project are to explore Nepal and  Nepalese climber. The three peaks, Mt Langdak (6220m), Mt Raungsiyar (6224m), ThakarGo East (6152m) lie on the borderline between Tibet and Nepal in Rolwaling valley. 


The dedicated team for the project

1. Nima Tenji Sherpa

Nima Tenji Sherpa, a permanent resident of Rolwaling started his climbing career since 1998. He has been involved in the field of tourism before starting his mountaineering career. He is well trained professional and certified IFMGA guide from Nepal National Mountain Guide Association (NNMGA) under the supervise of International Federation of Mountain Guide Association (IFMGA/UIAGM).   He is also an instructor in Nepal Mountaineering Instructor Association (NMIA).
The list of mountains he had climbed:-
· Mt Everest(North/South)- 6 times
· Mt Everest                 Once reach 8500m West Ridge
· Mt Cho-oyu              Once
· Mt Shishapangma      Once
· Mt Manaslu               Twice
· Mt Lhotse                  Reached 8100m in Winter 2003 via south face
· Mt Gyachung Khang   First ascent Made
· Himlung  Himal            once
· Mt Amadablam           Twice

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Phone               : +977-9841694687

2. Dawa Gyalje Sherpa

Dawa Gyalje Sherpa, a permanent resident of Rolwaling has been working in field of mountaineering since 1999. He is well trained professional mountain guide. He completed several mountaineering training including Aspirant Guide Training. He is a certified Aspirant guide from Nepal National Mountain Guide Association (NNMGA) under the supervise of International Federation of Mountain Guide Association (IFMGA/UIAGM).  He also poses some rescue and instructor experience.
The list of mountains he had climbed:-
· Mt Everest (North/South) 8 times
· Mt Cho-oyu                    Once
· Mt Shishapangma            Once
· Mt Manaslu                     Twice
· Himlung Himal                 Once
· Mt Amadablam                Once
· Mt Pangen dokpa West    First Ascent made
· Mt Lhotse                        Twice reached 8300m via South Face in winter 2003/2006
Contact Details
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Phone                   : +977-9841493335
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3. Tashi Sherpa

Tashi Sherpa, a permanent resident of Rolwaling has been working in field of mountaineering since 1998. He has a lot of experience on the field of mountaineering. He has completed several types of mountaineering course and had participated in lot of training based on mountaineering. He has also completed the NOLS course on Wilderness First Responder.

The list of mountains he had climbed:-
· Mt Everest (North/South)-9 times
· Mt Everest                  Once reached 8500m via West Ridge
· Mt Cho-you                Twice
· Mt Shishapangma        Once
· Mt lhakpa Ri               Twice
· Mt Amadablam           Thrice
· Mt Lhotse                   Once reached 8300m via South Face in 1999
  Mt Manaslu                Twice reached till Camp 4 in 2008 and 2012
  Mt Annapurna            Once reached till Camp 3 in 2000

·Mt friendship peak -Once (First Ascent China Nepal Join Expedition)

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Phone                   : - +977-9813571399

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Why we made this plan

1.      Exploration of Rolwaling Valley
Rolwaling is very remote but beautiful and nearest place to trek and climb from the capital city. It is known for home of Everest summitter. If you trek in Rolwaling valley, you will find alteast once person of the family climbed Mt Everest. But It is not that popular, so the main objective of this project will be exploration of Rolwaling valley.
2.      Introduction of Nepalese Alpinist
Nepal is always known for home of climbing and Sherpa are the real heroes behind the success but they remained behind always. Now Nepalese climbers are capable of competing globally but it is rarely heard about Nepalese Alpinist. So this is a step for us to represent ourselves with changing profession into our hobby.
1.      To show Nepal is still safe for climbing and Trekking after earthquake 2015
The mega earthquake on 25th,26th April and 12th May destroyed many places in Nepal. But there are many places in Nepal which are not destroyed and many places which are reconstructed already. Lots of fake news are out about Nepal. In fact Nepal is still very safe to climb, trek and tour. Our success will help world’s climbers to believe for safe climbing in Nepal again.

        "Nepal is still Safe To Climb, Trek  and Tour"

                                                       WelCome To Nepal
                                This is Rolwaling Valley

          The first Nepalese team for First Ascents in Rolwaling made press conference on 24th September at Nepal Mountaineering Association Secretariat. They spoke to climb for Nepal to show that Nepal is still safe for trek and climb. They were highly appreciated by Board Members from Nepal Mountaineering Association. The president, Mr Ang Tshering Sherpa mentioned his good wishes and he was very positive to be successful and spread positive message from Nepal about Nepal. He also expressed to support such climbing activities in Nepal.
         The president of Japan Mountaineering Association, Mr Tadao Kanzaki shared his experience of climbing and wished good luck to the team.

The team members departed on 26th September towards Rolwaling. They trek all the way to Rolwaling and today, 02-10-2015, they arrived at Troulambau glacier and they will walk tomorrow to Base Camp of Rongsiyar. They will acclimatize for one day and will move to high camp from where they will make final attempt.