KATHMANDU, March 29 (Xinhua) -- Nepal has organized a program to mark its first person to scale the highest mountains in all the seven continents across the world.
According to Sunday's The Rising Nepal, Chairman of the Constituent Assembly Subash Chandra Nemwang said that the achievements of Lakpa Rita Sherpa, who scaled the highest mountains in all the seven continents across the world, were a matter of pride for all the Nepalese.
Nemwang made this remark at a program here on Saturday organized to felicitate Sherpa's achievements.
Lauding mountain guide and climber Sherpa for his feats, Nemwang said "The Sherpas have made significant contributions in the field of mountaineering and made Nepal known in the international arena."
Sherpa, 43, first climbed Mt. Qomolangma in 1990. He has made it to the world's highest peak for 12 times.
On the occasion, Sherpa said that his felicitation had encouraged him to continue contributing in the field of mountaineering.
Other speakers stressed the need for appointing the summiteer of the seven tallest peaks in seven different continents as a tourism ambassador of Nepal to promote the upcoming Nepal Tourism Year 2011.