महाभूकम्पको पहिलो वार्षिकीमा पर्वतारोही फुर्वा तेन्जिङ शेर्पाले संसारकै सर्वोच्च शिखर सगरमाथाको चुचुरोमा ‘हामी उठ्ने छौं’ को झण्डा फहराएका छन् ।
विश्वभर भूकम्पबाट थलिएको नेपाल फेरी उठ्ने छ भन्ने सन्देश प्रवाह गर्न उनले यो साहसिक कदम चालेका हुन् । नेपालको पुन: निर्माणमा संसारकै ध्यानाकर्षण होस् भन्ने यसको उद्देश्य रहेको उनले जनाए । सगरमाथाको दसौं आरोहणलाई फुर्वाले भूकम्पमा दिंवगत करिब ९ हजारप्रति समर्पित गरेका छन् ।
फुर्वाले १७ देखि २४ वर्षको उमेरभित्र सगरमाथाको ९ पटक सफल आरोहण गरेर कम उमेरमा सबैभन्दा बढी आरोहणको विश्व किर्तिमान बनाएका छन् । उनले सन् २००८ मा नेपाली महिला सम्मिलित आरोहण दलसँग मिलेर तीन दिनकै अन्तरमा सगरमाथाको दुईपटक आरोहण गरेका थिए ।
दोलखाको रोल्वालिङमा जन्मेका २८ वर्षीय शेर्पाले सन् २००४ मा येलापिक आरोहणबाट पर्वतारोहणको सुरुवात गरेका हुन् । उनले सन् २००७ मा जापानी टोलीसँग पहिलोपटक सगरमाथाको सफल आरोहण गरेका थिए ।
नेपाली ‘समावेशी महिला आरोहण दल’ होस् वा सबैभन्दा पाको उमेरका मीनबहादुर शेरचन, उनीहरूले सफलतापूर्वक सगरमाथा आरोहण गर्दा फुर्वा त्यसको ‘क्लाइम्बिङ लिडर’ थिए । दुवै हात नभएका आरोही सुदर्शन गौतमलाई सगरमाथाको चुचुरोमा टेकाउनमा पनि उनको ठोस भूमिका थियो ।
दुईवर्ष अघि सगरमाथा आधार शिविर क्षेत्रमा गएको हिमपहिरोका कारण १६ जना शेर्पा आरोहीको मृत्यु भएको थियो । गतवर्ष भने भूकम्पका कारण आरोहण स्थगित गरियो ।
विगत दुई वर्ष देखि रोकिएको सगरमाथा आरोहणमा मिलेको सफलताले पुन: विश्वभर नेपालको पर्वतारोहण सुरक्षित रहेको सन्देश गएको छ ।
KATHMANDU, June 11: In the morning of May 19, he was on the top of the world, but his heart, overflowed with joy and pride, was flying over it. Though this was the tenth time that Phurba Tenjing Sherpa had reached atop the Mount Everest, his feelings this time around were different, as he was there with a distinct purpose.
The weather too was unlike the past as there was a drizzle over the Everest when he put his first step on the top of the world with a flag of the ‘We Will Rise Campaign’, thereby sending a message to the world that mountaineering in Nepal is now safe and sound. The ‘We Will Rise’ campaign is a motivational movement launched after last year’s catastrophic earthquake.
Phurba was contemplating the effects of the Gorkha earthquake and its subsequent aftershocks that caused the massive losses of lives and property including natural heritages in the country rich in natural beauty. Home to eight highest peaks in the world and famous for adventurous tourism, Nepal’s tourism sector that remains as the backbone for nation’s economy was one of the sectors too badly affected by the disaster.
Devastated by the tragic death of around 9,000 fellow citizens, Phurba longed to overcome his feelings and post- disaster trauma. As Phurba said, he personally wanted to help the people to get out from the hangovers from the disaster, regain psychological strength and reinstall ray of hope for better days to come, while also proving that Nepal is able to rise again. Amidst this quest, he suddenly came to know about the We Will Rise Campaign and decided to set out for the expedition to the Everest with a flag bearing its name.
Phurba feels that his accent to the Everest with a flag of the ‘We Will Rise Campaign’ was a symbolic message that Nepal could overcome the bad consequences of the disaster and rise again.
Born in a remote village of Dolakha and grown up on the foothills of the Gaurishanker, mountaineering was Phurba’s passion and he has been in this profession since the age of 18.
Now 26, he already holds the world record as ‘most successful ascents to the Mt Everest at the youngest age’. Phurba was also instrumental in guiding the famous 7 summit women expedition as well as helping Min Bahadur Sherchan become the oldest man to step on the summit of Everest. Sherchan record was later overtaken by Japanese mountaineer Yuchiro Miura.
Though adventurous tourism was not unfamiliar for him, he wished to make the expedition to the Everest, resumed after a two year hiatus- following the deadly avalanche in 2014 and the earthquake a year later, purposeful which drove him to the top of the world carrying the flag of the We Will Rise Campaign. The campaign was launched, as said by its coordinator Nirmal Shrestha, at the initiative of Nepalis residing in Hong Kong to psychologically console the devastated hearts of their Nepali sisters and brothers.
Phurba views that it would be a real tribute to those who lost their precious lives to the earthquake if we all contribute from our own respective side and capacity to rebuild the nation overcoming the bad experiences left by the natural calamity rather than continuing to mourn the losses.
Moreover, Phurba’s tenth successful summit to the Everest gave him an opportunity to gauge the impact of increasing global warming caused by the greenhouse effect, a result of massive carbon emission by industrial countries, on the serene mountains. “When I reached there, there was a drizzle, and it clearly indicates that increasing temperature has started affecting the Everest too,” he said.
He also expressed serious concern about the negative impact of global warming on the mountains. Himalayan region, the ‘precious gift’ of the nature, is witnessing snow melting as a result of global warming, putting its mere existence at stake. The Everest, the pride and identity of the Nepalis and Nepal, and world heritage one day may just wear a deserted look if timely precautions were not taken to stop the green house effect by slashing down carbon emission. Where is our existence if we lose the roof over our head?” he said.
Having said that, Phurba did not want to miss the opportunity to draw the attention of the developed countries responsible for unlimited carbon emission leading to the green house effects and its consequence and counter consequences. So he returned from the top of Everest with stones that have been already gifted to the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, as a symbolic gesture to call their attention to save the Himalaya s from the Global Warming.
The resumption in the mountaineering expedition after a gap of two seasons this year saw over 400 mountaineers from around the world setting their foot on top of Mt Everest. But unless some drastic measures are taken, it will not be long before, as Phurba says, Nepal loses Sagarmatha as the roof over her head.
KATHMANDU: Nepali diaspora in Hong Kong is organising a hiking event with an objective to strengthen and promote tourism in Nepal. The Miteri Samaj Hong Kong is going to organise the hiking programme on July 24. Phurba Tenzing Sherpa, a record Mount Everest summiter, will also participate in the event, according to a statement issued by the organiser today.
Sherpa has ascended the Everest for 10 times, while he has records for climbing the highest peak of the world twice within three days and nine times within the age between 17 and 24. Meanwhile, Sherpa is scheduled to share his experiences and insights of mountain climbing with the audience and participants. The hiking organised under the campaign “we will rise again” is scheduled to begin from Central, moving towards to Wan Chai Gap, Wang Nai Chung Reservoir Park and conclude at Repulse Bay. According to the Miteri Samaj Hong Kong Chairman Tulasi Gurung, the organisation decided to hold the event as it could promote the tourism industry in Nepal massively affected by the 2015 earthquake.
सगरमाथाको चुचुरोमा ‘हामी उठ्ने छौं’ अंकित झण्डा प्रदर्शन गर्दै पर्वतारोही फुर्वा तेन्जिङ शेर्पा। ‘हामी उठ्ने छौं’ अंकित झण्डा पर्वतारोही फुर्वा शेर्पाले शुक्रबार बिहान सर्वोच्च शिखरमा फहराएका छन्।
विश्वभर भूकम्पबाट थलिएको नेपाल फेरि उठ्ने छ भन्ने सन्देश प्रवाह गर्न उनले पहिलो वार्षिकीमा यो साहसिक कदम चालेका हुन्।
नेपालको पुनः निर्माणमा संसारकै ध्यानाकर्षण होस् भन्ने पनि आरोहणको उद्देश्य रहेको विविल राइज फाउन्डेसनले जनाएको छ।
सगरमाथाको दसौं आरोहणलाई फुर्वाले भूकम्पमा दिंवगत करिब ९ हजारप्रति समर्पित गरेका छन्। फाउन्डेसनले दाबी गरेको छ।
Jun 8, 2016- We Will Rise Foundation, a social organisation, on Tuesday honoured 32 mountaineers who had set different records on Mt Everest for their contribution in promoting Nepal.
The foundation also handed over stones from Everest to representatives of five countries—the US, the UK, Russia, China, and France—and the United Nations to spread the message regarding the impact of global warming on the world’s tallest peak. The stones were collected from Camp IV (8,000 meters).
“Such an event aims to create awareness on the cause and effect of global warming,” said Mohan Krishna Shrestha, former Nepali ambassador to France. “We aim to promote Nepal and strengthen ties with different countries to tackle climate change.” He said that Everest is hallmark of the world and it should be protected.
“Nepal needs to take proactive measures to protect Everest from global warming,” said Phurba Tenjing Sherpa who holds the record of climbing Everest at the youngest age.
Minister for Youth and Sports Satya Narayan Mandal said that the rise in rapid industrialisation and population has made the climate change issue a global concern. Countries like Nepal have faced the aftermaths of global warming.
We believe that today’s event will send out positive message to the world leaders.