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  German Everest summiteers honoured in Stuttgart


Four Mt. Everest Summiteers were presented Mt. Everest Golden Jubilee Medal  amidst a special function organized in Stuttgart, Germany on 18 January 2004. Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa, President of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) conferred the Plaque with Khada and Nepali Caps to the Mt. Everest Summiteers. The program coinciding with Nepal’s participation in CMT 2004 from January 17-25, 2004 was jointly organized by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NGCCI) and Royal Nepalese Consulate General in Stuttgart, Germany.

The recipients of Mt. Everest Golden Jubilee Medal were:
Name                                    Date of Summit
1.      Mr. Sigi Hupfauer               16.10. 1978
2.      Mr. Hermann Warth               1.10.1979
3.      Mr. Gunter Kampfe               2.10.1979
4.      Mr. Helmut Seitzel              9.05.1994

Earlier, Mr. Ang Tshering Shepra addressing the gathering of about 300 top media personnel and trade briefed the objectives of the program. He said that the program was organized to honor those Mt. Everest Summiteers who could not make it during the special function organized in Kathmandu in May 29, 2003. He also informed the gathering about the Mt. Cho-Oyo Golden Jubilee Celebration in Nepal from October 17-19 this year and invited to all interested to Nepal to be a part of it.

Interestingly, the Mt. Everest Summiteers also recalled their exciting experiences while making to the top of Mount Everest.

On the occasion, a special fifteen minute power point presentation was shown which highlighted  the major activities taken place during Mt. Everest Golden Jubilee Celebration in Kathmandu in May last year.

On the same occasion, Mr. Wolfgang Nairz, a famous Austrian Mountaineer made a power point presentation on his team’s ascent to the top of Mt. Cho-Oyo in October 1954. Mr. Nairz is the first Austrian Mountaineer to scale Mt. Everest and the first Mountaineer to make to the top of Mt. Cho-Oyo. Mr. Nairz is also a coordinator from Austrian side for Mt. Cho-Oyo Golden Jubilee Celebration.

Famous mountaineer and the first person to climb all eight thousand meters high peaks Mr. Reinhold Messner who was the guest speaker in the program said, “In difficult times, Nepal should not be forgotten. While Nepal is facing the most difficult times in its history, Nepalese Mountains should not be avoided and should be explored more while preserving the wilderness and graciousness of them. The Nepalese Mountain tourism holds a great potential and we should always respect the essence of it." Indicating the commercialization in the mountaineering in Nepal, he said, “We should not try to change the Nepalese Mountains rather the Mountains should change us.”

Further, on the same occasion, Mr. Sherpa also gave away the Token of Love from NMA to the following persons and organizations who made invaluable contribution to make the Mt. Everest Golden Jubilee Celebration held in May last year a grand success:

1.      Mr. Reinhold Messner
2.      Mr. Wolfgang Nairz
3.      Ms. Ann-Katrin Bauknecht  Royal Nepalese Consulate General in Stuttgart
4.      Mr. Michale Scott, MD  Hauser Exkursionen
5.      Mr. Reinhold Nomigkeit  DAV Section Koln
6.      Deutsche Welle
7.      Geo Magazine
8.      Der Spiegel

Ms. Ann-Katrin Bauknecht, Royal Nepalese Consulate General in Stuttgart in Germany rendered her great contribution to make the program a great success. Being the moderator during the program, she made an excellent performance to run the program smoothly.

Mr. Bikrum Pandey, Vice President II, Nepal Mountaineering Association Mr. Senon D Lama, Secretary, NGCCI and Mr. Rohini P Khanal, Officer, Marketing and Promotion of NTB along with Nepalese private participants in CMT 2004 were also present on the occasion.

Nepal’s participation in CMT 2004 this year is jointly organized by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Nepal German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NGCCI) and Royal Nepalese Consulate General in Stuttgart with the support of GTZ. Four Nepalese Private participants and one German Tour Operator are exhibiting in the show under the leadership of organizers which will run till January 25, 2004. The exhibitors are:

1. Nature Trail Trekking and Expeditions
2. Last Frontiers Trekking
3. Asian Trekking
4. Himalaya Expeditions
5. Hauser Exkursionen  German Exhibitor

Source Nepal Tourism board

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