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  Nepal Mountaineering Association Team return: Nepal to organize Himalayan Film Festival of Int’l standard in 2004


President of Nepal Mountaineering Association addressing Everest Day Event
at Leisure Center in Kendal while Lt. Gen. Earl of Cumbria looks on

Nepalese Team, which attended Royal Nepalese Embassy Function in London on 12th November & UK’s Kendal Film Festival on 16th November for distribution of Everest Golden Jubilee Awards to the Everest Summiteers have returned to Kathmandu after completing their successful visit. The team led by Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa, President of Nepal Mountaineering Association was comprised of Mr. Appa Sherpa, the 13 times veteran Everest Summiteer, Mr. Bikrum Pandey, Vice President II and Mr. Ang Phurba Sherpa, Chairman of Sherpa Welfare Committee.

In the gathering President Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa announced that Nepal is celebrating Cho Oyu Golden Jubilee in 2004. He further said that it will be organizing Himalayan Film Festival of International Standard in 2004 under the NMA’s banner to commemorate the Cho Oyu Golden Jubilee. Most of the film producers presented there have given assurance that they would support Himalayan Film Festival to be held in 2004.

Photo Session with the Top VIPs in Kendal Film Festival

The Nepalese Team had also had cordial conversation with Sir Chris Bonington, George Band, Alan Hinkes, Catherine Destivelle and UIAA President Ian McNaught Davis. Sir Bonington and UIAA President Ian McNaught Davis suggested that NMA Peaks be categorized little bit differently from what it is called now as Trekking Peaks. They argued that some of the peaks were very difficult and most challenging. Mr. UIAA President Ian McNaught Davis came out with the idea that difficult and challenging peaks should be renamed as Venture Peaks as the word venture signifies challenging the unknown. Vice President of NMA Mr. Bikrum Pandey has agreed to take up this issue in NMA Board meeting for necessary ratification.  

President Ang Tshering Sherpa has extended invitation to most of the Everest Summitteers and other prominent mountaineers presented there for attending Cho Oyu Golden Jubilee and Himalayan Film Festival next year. Invitation has been given to Sir Chris Bonnington as Keynote speaker.

The Kendal Film Festival which the Nepalese Team attended is regarded as the 2nd biggest International Film Festival where most of the prominent film makers make it a point to be there to present their films because of its prestige in the arena of film world. The top films that were screened there this time were Beyond Everest produced by Michael Dillyon and Touching the Void produced by Canadian Company.

The Team also visited Reged Center in Penrith which has a small wing as Mountain Museum. The Reged Center is visited by over 3 million people each year.

Photo session with Mayer of Cumbria

Ang Tshering presenting the Plaque to Alan Hinkes
Hand Shaking of two President of NMA, Ang Tshering and UIAA President Ian McNaught Davis of UIAA with Appa Sherpa, Bikrum Pandey and Ang Phurba

Photo session in Kendal with top VIPs
Photo session in Kendal with top VIPs

Appa Cheers with Mayer of Cumbria

Reported by Bikrum Pandey, Vice President NMA from Kendal, UK

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