Wednesday, October 28, 2020

NMA general secretary Gurung nominated for UIAA

 Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) general secretary Kul Bahadur Gurung has been nominated for the candidacy of general representative in the management committee of the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA), according to a press note issued by the NMA.

“Gurung is the second person to be elected in UIAA in the 48 years of history of NMA after former president of NMA Zimba Jangbu Sherpa,” the press note reads, adding that this was his second attempt to be on the UIAA committee. “The four-year term of general representative is considered a very important opportunity to have a clear debate and proposal in the international forum on Nepal’s mountain tourism.”

Gurung has been nominated during the general assembly held online on October 23-24.

Established as the technical wing of mountaineering for the government, the NMA has been managing 27 different peaks of Nepal on behalf of the government.

Since the establishment, NMA is the only association that has been conducting various mountaineering training to produce technical human resources for mountaineering in Nepal coordinating and cooperating with UIAA and UAAA as well as other different mountaineering federations.

Working in the mountain tourism sector for the last 28 years, Gurung is from Ruby Valley of Dhading district.

Founded in 1932 UIAA is an international federation for climbing and mountaineering and has global presence on six continents representing 89 member associations and federations in 66 countries. The UIAA has been recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since 1995.

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