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Students set record by climbing Chulu Peak


Nepalnews
2022 Jun 23, 15:43,

The students of Master of Adventure Tourism Studies ( MATS) successfully summited Chulu Peak for their first academic expedition.

Postgraduate students of MATS have set the record for higher studies by climbing, experimental learning, and researching at 6000 meters above sea level. MATS at Nepal Mountain Academy under the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, affiliated to the Faculty of Management, Tribhuvan University, under the Academic Field Research of the 6,000-meter mountain included in the third semester at Chulu Himal (6039 m.)

A team of 21 members, including 16 students along with instructors and academic supervisors, have set a record by making a successful ascent together. The students of MATS had left for the field on June 12. The group comprises of 23 students, the admin head of the academy Mr Uttam Babu Bhattarai, Chief Instructor Tshiring Jangbu Sherpa, instructor Ashish Gurung, IFMGA guide, and academic supervisor for the expedition Dr Behrouz Moghadashi. The climb was guided by Phurba Galjang Sherpa and Sange Sherpa.

The climbing guides had fixed the rope on the route on June 20. On June 21, the team went for the summit push at 1 A.M.

 IFMGA Guide Tshiring Jangbu Sherpa and Aashish Gurung led the team towards the summit. During the expedition, the instructors taught students about the snow, skills related to gears and equipment, rope fixing techniques, crevasses and ways to be safe from it.

Students also collected data during the ascent. The field research by students is mainly based on the route, disaster, snow profile, and social-economic aspects of the climbed peak.

 The Alpine Sherpa Guide Treks and Expedition organized the expedition and field research. According to the Expedition Company, the team will arrive in Kathmandu on June 26.

Manang and Mustang are the districts beyond the Himalayas that fall on the rain-shadow region and experience little precipitation. This expedition's success has also proved that it is possible to ascent peaks in Manang and Mustang even during the monsoon.

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