25th May. The Executive Committee of Everest Summiteers Association (ESA) met newly appointed Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Mr. Kripasur Sherpa and congratulated him for his successful tenure.
On the occasion, President of ESA Ms. Maya Sherpa informed the activities of ESA. Minister Sherpa shared that the tourism industry has lots of problems and issues and further said that he was quite familiar about tourism and would try to solve the problems as much as possible. He pointed out the necessity of the associations' advises and help.
Mr. Diwas Pokhrel,Vice President, Mr. Lhakpa Rangdu Sherpa, General Secretary and similary General members Mr. Shiva Bahadur Sapkota, Mr. Ridar Lhomi Bhote, Mr. Ang kaji Sherpa were present on the occasion.
In the year 1953, May 29 Late Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenjing Norgay Sherpa reached the peak of Mountain Everest for the first time. Since then more than two thousand six hundred ninety three (2,693) mountaineers have successfully climbed the Mountain Everest from its South face till date. Had we had considered numbers of helpers and assistants helping the mountaineers to reach the peak, there would have been the heap of waste materials above the base camp. However, with the vision to clean the Everest, there are many campaigns going on after 1990 A.D. Late Sir Edmund Hillary had expressed that Mt. Everest needs rest for some time.
In the loving memory of our founder member and world record holder Late Babu Chhiri Sherpa. Everest Summiteers Association (ESA) is inaugurating Babu Chhiri Memorial Museum coinciding with World Tourism week on 25th September 2005. During the inauguration ceremony, a magazine dedicated to Babu Chhiri's life and his achievements is being published and will be distributed to all the distinguished guests, families and friends, sponsors, supporters and well wishers. The magazine contains stories by many Nepali climbers, Everest expedition records in chronological order, stories about some extra-ordinary achievements in the field of mountaineering and is decorated with breath-taking photographs of the Everest region by David Breashears.