Mountaineer cum journalist Mingma honoured

Mingma Sherpa,file photo
Mingma Sherpa, file photo,Nepal Mountain News

KATHMANDU,Nepal-The Federation of Nepal Journalists (FNJ) has felicitated mountaineer cum journalist Mingma Sherpa amidst a programme in Kathmandu.

Sherpa, a television crew at Avenues Television, successfully summit the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest carrying the flag of the FNJ on May 19. It is his eighth successful climb to the world’s highest peak.

Born in Thamu of Namche VDC of Solukhumbu district, Sherpa climbed the Mt. Everest for the second time as a journalist.

Migma started mountaineering 15 years ago in his early youth. The journey that began with a meek role of a porter in the beginning gained impulse in 2000 when he won the peak higher than 8,000 meter by climbing Mt Makalu.

During the programme, mountaineering experts and media men stressed that the nation should evaluate the contribution of people like Mingma, who raised the pride of the nation carrying out such daring trip.

On the occasion, FNJ President Shiva Gaunle appreciated Journalist Sherpa and said that he not made popular to FNJ across the globe but also heighten national pride.

Speaking at the programme, Sherpa said he was proud of his achievement adding the nation would have more records if the state provides proper appreciation to the record holders.

After climbing continuously, Mingma had taken a slight break from mountaineering in 2004 when he suffered from financial problem. 13 months after Mt Annapurna summit he succeeded in climbing all the 14 peaks in the world above of 8,000 meters.

During the programme Mingma said among the 14 mountains above 8,000 meters high, which he scaled, Mt K2 of Pakistan was most difficult to climb. Likewise, according to him, Kanchanjunga in eastern Nepal and Nanga Parbat in Pakistan is the most beautiful mountain in the world.

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