Pokhara museum to have climbing wall

Kathmandu, February 9:

A climbing wall is to be built on the premises the International Moutaineering Museum in Pokhara with support from the French embassy in Nepal.

French ambassador to Nepal Michel Jollivet is expected to leave for Pokhara next week to lay the foundation of the wall. The climbing wall is expected to benefit the beginners, students and mountaineers. “We are building the wall in the South-East part of the museum,” said Bhumi Lal Lama, second vice-president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association.

The construction of the wall is expected to cost around Rs 1.7 million and is expected to complete by next three months, he said.

The objective of the climbing wall is to draw the younger generation towards the mountaineering sport. The target group is school and college students above 12 years of age.

However, mountaineers and experts alike can practise their climbing skills before undertaking mountaineering expeditions.