Asian Alpine Association to meet from today

KATHMANDU: Union of Asian Alpine Associations (UAAA) is going to

organise its conference on

October 23-25 in Hong Kong. The representatives from Japan, Korea, China, India, Pakistan and Singapore and more than 25 nations conference will be participating in the conference that will also form a new working committee.

According to Ang Tsering Sherpa, president of UAAA, the conference will also discuss on mountaineering tourism and activities to bring effectiveness in tourism reducing negative impacts to the environment.

“Targeting Nepal Tourism Year 2011 (NTY 2011), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has insisted to organise the International Mountaineering meet in Nepal.”

International Mountaineering Association has 178 nations as its member and during its conference at Portugal NMA has urged to organise its next conference in Nepal during NTY 2011. On the occassion Sherpa informed about the growing environmental disorder and its impact on the high Himalayas and also urged to take possible steps to minimise its impact on the Himalayas. “Due to climate change glaciers are melting posing a threat to ice lakes that could blast and cause loss,” he said adding that they are planning to organise some programmes at the high risk area like Mount Everest Region to avoid the disaster.