Nepali father-son duo out to climb Seven Summits

PK Sherpa with his son Sonam.

A Nepali father-son duo has unveiled an ambitious plan to climb highest mountains of all seven continents.

The duo also aims at raise awareness about the pressing need to save mountains which are facing severe consequences of climate change and global warming.

PK Sherpa, who hails from Taplejung in eastern Nepal, and his 14-year-old son Sonam Sherpa will begin their journey by attempting Mount Kosciuszko — the highest mountain of Australia. They will then attempt Mount Kilimanjaro — the highest peak of Africa — in May, Mount Elbrus — the highest peak of Europe — in July, Mount Aconcagua of South America in September and Mount Vinson Massif of Antarctica in October.

Similarly, they plan to climb Mount Denali of North America in March next year, before capping their ambitious journey by attempting Mount Everest in May same year.

After the successful summit, they plan to organize Global Snow Protection Conference in Kathmandu in November.

PK Sherpa informing the press about his expedition.

Speaking at the press meet organized in Kathmandu on Monday, PK Sherpa said the duo also plans to collect as much garbage as possible from all the mountains to draw the attention of rest of the world toward the pressing need to save our mountains. “My son is capable enough to complete this campaign. He has already trekked above 5,600 meters,” he added.

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) Nawaraj Dahal, Board Director of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) Pampha Dhamala, among others were present in the press meet.

TAAN, among others, is supporting father-son duo’s ambitious plan.

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