US - Nepal Friendship Team stood on the top of Mt. Denali

June 9, 2022

Mt. Denali Summit Update!

US - Nepal Friendship Team stood on the top of Mt. Denali and hoisted the US Nepal diplomatic relation diamond jubilee flag at 05.30 AM, 9 June 2022, Nepal Time (15:15 Alaska Time Zone - 8 June 2022).

Mark Parella, leader of the team reported that all team members successfully scaled the highest mountain peak in North America, which stands at an elevation of 6190m above sea level.

The expedition team to climb Mt. Denali in Alaska consists of American and Nepali mountaineers to mark the 75 years of diplomatic relationship between Nepal and the USA. Earlier on 31 March, Public Affairs Chief at US Embassy in Nepal Garrett E. Wilkerson handed over the diamond jubilee’s flag to the team in Kathmandu, and on 14 May the flag was raised to the top of the Mt. Everest by Pasang Phurba Sherpa.

Climbers:

  1. Mark Parella πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Exped. Leader
  2. Mingma Sherpa πŸ‡³πŸ‡΅ 14 Peak Summiteer (Chairman-SST)
  3. Karma Tenzing πŸ‡³πŸ‡΅ Exped. Leader
  4. Chhang Dawa Sherpa πŸ‡³πŸ‡΅ 14 Peak Summiteer (Board Director-SST)
  5. Karma Gelje Sherpa πŸ‡³πŸ‡΅Team Member
  6. Pasang Dawa Sherpa πŸ‡³πŸ‡΅Team Member
  7. Jangbu Sherpa πŸ‡³πŸ‡΅Team Member

This expedition is also organized for a cause and spread an important message that hits home, be it in the USA or anywhere in the world: "Climb Against Cancer".

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For Expeditions

  1. Easy (E): Climb requires one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with non-technical elements.
  2. Moderate (M): Either a serious one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with some technical elements. Requires an average level of physical fitness.
  3. Difficult (D): Multiday climbs with some moderately technical elements. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
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  5. Very Difficult (VD): Multiday, Extremely technical climb. Requires very high level of Physical fitness and stamina.

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  1. Light: Light walking and generally level hiking that is good for most fitness levels. During these trips, hill-walking experience is desirable.
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