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Everest Diamond Jubilee medal conferred to veteran climber David Hemplemen

David Hemplemen Adams is tempted by the glazed- tarantula hors d'oeuvres on offer at the Explorer's Dinner in New York 2004. Photo: Stuart Conway - The Telegraph
David Hemplemen Adams is tempted by the glazed- tarantula hors d’oeuvres on offer at the Explorer’s Dinner in New York 2004. Photo: Stuart Conway – The Telegraph

KATHMANDU, Nepal- The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) gave away Everest Diamond Jubilee medal to David Hemplemen Adams, a veteran climber and world renowned adventurist who scaled Everest from both Nepal and Tibet side.

Subash Niroula, acting CEO of NTB gave away the medal to David during a conference of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) board members held recently in Chengdu, China.

The government of Nepal while marking the Diamond Jubilee Celebration of the First Ascent of Mt Everest on May 29 had honoured many mountaineers and mountaineering related persons amidst a grand ceremony in Kathmandu.

David, a British national, is famous as the first man in history to reach the Geographic and Magnetic North and South Poles as well as climb the highest peaks in all seven continents.

The conference was held during a PATA Travel Mart organized from September 15 to 17 in China.

During the mart NTB promoted leisure and incentive segment.

According to a press statement issued by NTB, NTB and PATA Nepal Chapter jointly participated in the mart. “Looking at the surge in arrival figures and the prospect of Chinese market, China is soon to be the top source market for Nepal and hence NTB will focus more on Chinese market,” Niroula, said in the statement.

PATA Travel Mart is a platform of global networks of highly professional companies focusing on business while maximizing travel value for customers.

Highlighting the cultural and cordial ties between the two countries and Nepal´s new initiatives and special offer for the Chinese market, Nirola said: “We are shifting our focus on leisure and incentive tours,” Nirola said in the statement.

The number of visitors from China increased by 16 percent to around 70,000 in 2012, according to the statement.

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