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Thursday, April 06, 2006

Himalaya

Disabled Nawang plans to scale Mt. Cho-oyu

By Our Correspondent
KATHMANDU, Apr. 4: The Everest Summiteers Association (ESA) held a programme Tuesday to bid farewell to Nawang Sherpa who has announced his plan to scale the 8,200 meter high Mt Cho-oyu.

To encourage and support Sherpa, all the ESA members, State Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yankila Sherpa, his family and friends were present at the function.

Sherpa has already made his mark in mountaineering by setting foot atop Mt.Everest for the first time in 2004 despite his disability. After he met with an accident, an American named Steve Seredo provided him with an artificial leg, which further encouraged him to climb mountains.... click here for full article.