Keep up the beauty of Everest: Foreigner mountaineers
KATHMANDU, Nepal-Amelia Hillary, granddaughter of Sir Edmund Hillary, the first person to scale Mt. Everest, the tallest peak in the world at 29,029, called on all the stake holders here in Nepal to preserve the image and beauty of the mountain for the sake of future generations.
During the concluding ceremony of the Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon Competition held at the base camp at Namche, where high spirit mountaineers and trekkers from 17 countries took part, Amelia laid emphasize to keep up the image of Everest.
On the occasion, other foreign mountaineers stressed the need to protect the environment of mountain in Nepal from the negative impact of climate change. They also suggest making use of the peaks for the development of mountaineering tourism.
TheMarathoon was held at an altitude of around 5,500 meter of the world’s highest mountain. Event coordinator Bikram Pandey opined Everest marathon is gaining popularity worldwide as an adventurous and exciting sport.