10.23.2016

Mountaineering: Extreme Skiing on Manaslu... and more


Why not? it sounds extremely cool! This Autumn three Nepalese mountauneers made a successful ski descent from Camp III on Mount Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world.
Mingma David Sherpa, Tashi Sherpa and Krishna Thapa Magar became the first Nepalese skiers who came down from a point at an altitude of 7500 m on Mount Manaslu (8163 m)
The descent was made on October 15-16. "This is the highest and most spectacular ski descent ever made by Nepaleses." Team leader Magar said.
The team promotes skiing in different mountainous areas of Nepal, because skiing can be one of the best ways to promote tourism in Nepal on the world market. Magar, who is the first Nepali organising an annual ski festival, said that this year he's going to hold an event in Gosaynkunda (4400 m) near the Langtang Valley from 18 to 30 of December and he expects about 100 Nepalis will in participate. At the festival Magar is planning to teach skiing also providing a free equipment. According to the schedule the participants will ski first in Dhunche, and on the third day in Sing Gompa (3200 m). In add who's interested can climb to Surya Peak (5200 m).

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