1-st Everest Sherpa wall climbing competition.
On Saturday, 3th of April in Kathmandu a historic event took place - the first commercial climbing competition among Sherpas who work on
Everest. Name of competition: "1-st Everest Sherpa wall climbing competition". The idea belongs to the leader of the 7 Summits Club
Alexander Abramov and director of Asian Trekking - Dawa Steven Sherpa.
These competitions were designed as a team competition between expeditions. Therefore, the participation fee in the amount of $ 10 per
person were paid no Sherpas, but by leaders of expeditions. 11 Sherpas from 7 Summits Club and 11 Sherpas from Asian Trekking and 2 Sherpas
from the team of Jamie McGuinness took part in the competitions.
Competitions were held on speed, as pair races without time fixing (elimination system or knock-out system). As a result, 1-st place (as
well as 3 and 4) got the Sherpas of the 7 Summits Club, second place went to a Sherpa from Asian Trekking. The winners received prize money
provided by the organizers: $ 200 for 1-st place, 100 for second, 50 for 3rd and 50 for 4 th place.
After the competition, all participants ate dalbat and discussed the competition and their results.
Numerous spectators, journalists of the leading Nepali newspapers, legendary climbers were all delighted with this event. President of
Nepal Mountaineering Association Ang Tsering offered to make it as an annual event and hold them between all the expeditions, departing on
Photo on our site:
Great Sherpa Apa (in green) is going for the 20 th climb the summit of Everest. At this time his mission is to place the ashes of Mt
Everest conqueror Sir Edmund Hillary on the summit of the world's tallest mountain
Press-release of expedition 7 Summits-Club Everest-2010.