Peak named after Everest record keeper Elizabeth Hawley


File Photo: Ms Elizabeth Hawley in her office in Kathmandu. (Photo:

The government has named a peak after Elizabeth Hawley, who is respected as a chronicler of mountain climbing, and opened it for commercial expeditions.

According to tourism ministry officials, a small peak in Humla near the Nepal-Tibet border will henceforth be known as Peak Hawley. Height of the peak is 6,182 meters.

Hawley, who come to Nepal in 1960 as a journalist for Time magazine, has lived here ever since. She runs the Himalayan Database — a record of major summits of mountain peaks including Mt Everest.

Government officials say the peak has been named Hawley to recognize Ms Hawley’s contributions to mountaineering in Nepal.

Earlier in 2014, the government named two peaks in the Everest region after Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa of Nepal who reached the summit of Mt Everest for the first time in 1953. The government has also named a peak after Baden Powell – the founder of scout.

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