Over 300 hike in Hong Kong to support Nepal quake survivors

KATHMANDU: At least 300 participants including a 10-time Everest summiteer and a multiple Guinness World Record holder took part in a hiking in Hong Kong on Sunday, raising nearly HK$ 46,000 to support the earthquake survivors in Nepal, according to the organiser.

Miteree Sewa Samiti Hong Kong, which organised the event in association with the We Will Rise Foundation, stated that the participant hiked from Wan Chai Gap along the Wong Nai Chung Reservoir to Repulse Bay covering around 13 km distance.

Phurba Tenzing Sherpa, a record Mount Everest summiter, participated in the event as a guest of honour, according to Nirmal Shrestha of the We Will Rise Foundation.

Sherpa has ascended the Everest 10 times, while he has records for climbing the highest peak of the world twice within three days and nine times within the age between 17 and 24.

Thaneswar Guragai, a 12-time Guinness World Records holder for various feats, also attended the event as another guest of honour.

Guragai also spin a basketball on an elbow for 6.62 seconds at the Observation Wheel before joining to Hike for Nepal in Hong Kong event.

“Diversified participants trekked for a noble cause despite the Hong Kong recorded the temperatures of 32 degrees Celsius on the day,” Shrestha said, adding that the event mainly focused on strengthening and promoting tourism in Nepal rather than collecting funds.

According to him, Sherpa and Guragai also shared their experiences with the audience and participants.