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Climbing Center Dedicated

Climbing Center Dedicated

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Friday, June 14, 2019/Categories: photography, sustainability, art and design, environment, adventure

                          Khumbu Climbing Center, Phortse Nepal, 6-13-2019 (credit: Conrad Anker)

Renowned mountaineer, writer, and environmentalist Conrad Anker shares a dedication ceremony from Nepal for a center to train sherpas and other mountain guides in advanced mountaineering skills. the Editors

Opening comments by international mountain guide Phunuru Sherpa, Phortse, Nepal, June 13, 2019:

"We are all very proud and pleased to have the Khumbu Climbing Center (KCC) completed and now opened. The dedication ceremony was a great success where renowned climbers, government officials, donors, and friends attended. It’s an honor for us to have this climbing center established here in Phortse. We want to heartily thank Jennifer Lowe-Anker and Conrad Anker for their huge contribution and consideration in making this dream become a reality. The Khumbu Climbing Center is not just an institution but also among one of our most valuable properties. We should preserve its sustainability for coming generations. We are all very optimistic about the Center and promise to give our best to its preservation and further development."


Khumbu Climbing Center Opening, Phortse Nepal 6-13-19 (credit: Phunuru Sherpa, Conrad Anker, Jennifer Lowe-Anker)

The Alex-Lowe Trust facilitated the Center's construction in Nepal's Khumbu Valley near Mount Everest and said:

"the KCC began in 2003 and over the past 15 years has become a successful vocational training program in the Khumbu Valley of Nepal. Technical climbing skills are taught to local mountain guides in mountain safety and rescue along with wilderness first aid and English. KCC skills and knowledge are already saving lives at the Roof of the World. Nearly 1000 Nepali men and women have now attended KCC since its inception."



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