Everest Summiteers Association elects new Executive Committee
Everest Summiteers Association elected a new Executive Committee under the leadership of renowned woman mountaineer Maya Sherpa on February 25. The third AGM of the association unanimously re-elected Sherpa as its president for a tenure of two years. Diwas Pokharel, Lakpa Rangdu Sherpa, Shiva Bahadur Sapkota, Madan Kumar Chudal and Diki Sherpa have been elected as first vice president, second vice president, general secretary, secretary and treasurer respectively. The other executive board members elected by the AGM include record-holding climber Mingma David Sherpa and Sonam Sherpa.
After the election, President Sherpa said that ESA was launching several education and awareness campaigns on environmental issues throughout the Khumbu and the Himalayas, not just aimed at mountaineers but at the tourism industry in general. “ESA is also lobbying with the government to establish a regulated and certified training programme for guides, climbing Sherpas and porters,” she added.