KATHMANDU, FEBRUARY 28
US-Nepal Climbers Association has provided financial support to three students from Sherpa families to expend on their health and education.
President of USNCA, Passang Nima Sherpa shared that the families of Tashi Phinjo Lama (Tamang) from Khumjung – 2, Solukhumbu, Pema Dolkar Sherpa and Fura Yangji Sherpa of Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality -1 Kharikhola received the support of USD 300 (Rs 34,666 each).
President at Nepal Mountaineering Instructors Association Lakpa Sherpa handed over the amount to the families on Sunday.
According to USNCA President Sherpa, Nepali mountain climbers residing in the United States offered the said support to the climbers' families in Nepal.
Furthermore, the association is also planning to provide climbing shoes to climbers in need.
"We are sending climbing gear shoes and harnesses to Kharikhola climbing center soon," Sherpa shared. "It is a part of the USNCA's annual educational support programme to the Sherpa families who lost their family members while working on different mountains."
Last year, the organisation had handed over climbing materials to the Nepal Mountain Academy (NMA) and Women Climbers' Association (WCA) in a similar programme.