Posted on: November 21, 2007

Namaste and warm greeting from Nepal.

The mountain environment is our bread and butter and the Nepali economy is based on adventure and mountain tourism.

As a leader of our community and well informed about the effect of global warming, i feel it is my duty to spread awareness of this issue to all concerned authorities, environmentalists, local community and all our mountaineering friends. The natural treasures are for all of us.


At Matsumoto of Japan, I attended the International Environmental Conference 2007, where I gave a presentation titled "Global Warming and Glacier Physiognomy" with special emphasis on critical cases in the Himalayas. I am very glad to report that it was very well received by the Japanese media and public, resulting in the immediate initiation of project studies by several environmental organizations. Please visit for the short talk.

Warm regards,

Ang Tshering Sherpa

Editors Note: Ang Tshering Sherpa is the President of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, a non-governmental, non-profit and non-political organization working to promote mountain tourism, climbing sports, protection of mountain environments and preservation of the cultural heritage of Nepal and the Himalaya.

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