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Giripremi team all set to scale Nepal’s eight highest mountains
Nepal accommodates a total of eight mountains that elevate more than eight thousand meters attracting tourists in the country. Every year thousands of tourists visit Nepal with an aim to climb the world’s highest mountain Mt Everest.
Likewise, a team of 16 mountaineers from India who named themselves ‘Giripremis’ decided to climb all eight highest mountains of Nepal. Their team leader Umesh Jhirpe came to Nepal in 1998.
After his visit, this team has scaled a total of six mountains in Nepal. They are Mt Everest and Mt Lhotse in 2013, Mt Makalu in 2014, Mt Dhaulagiri and Mt Choyu in 2016; and Mt Manaslu in 2017. On Saturday, the team has headed for Mt Kanchenjunga, world’s third highest mountain which is known as one of the most difficult mountains to climb. Till now only 330 mountaineers have successfully climbed it and it has been eight years that no one has stepped on its top.
Peak Promotion Company, Nepal is leading the ‘Giripremi’ team and six other mountaineers are also accompanying them for the climb. And this team with a total of 22 members is not only scaling Mt Kanchenjunga but also cleaning as they descend the mountain. Maya Sherpa, the president of Everest summiteers association and vice president of Nepal Mountaineering Association is leading the cleaning campaign for the team. Sherpa stated that pollution is increasing in mountain areas and it’s very crucial to think to organize a cleanliness campaign. “That’s why we are organizing this campaign at Mt Kanchenjunga even without any help from the government,” she added.
- by Samiksha Shrestha
- by Manawi Shah
- by Associated Press