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Climb Against Cancer’s 2022 expedition to Denali is in honor of the Diamond Jubilee – 75 years of diplomatic relationship between Nepal and the USA.
In 1947, the United States recognized Nepal as a sovereign state and established diplomatic relations in 1948. The strong ties between both countries still endures and to honor the relationship. Climb Against Cancer has composed a team of American and Nepal mountaineers that will be climbing Denali in Alaska, the highest mountain in North America. Climbing Denali is considered one of the most extreme and challenging expeditions due to its terrain and proximity to the Arctic Circle. With the two great nations’ 75 years of official relationship in mind, the team has named the climb as, “USA – Nepal Friendship Team.”
“Climb Against Cancer” will be raising donations for the Cancer Support Community South Bay for its 5th year with this climb.
The date of expedition will begin on June 2nd 2022, and the expedition will be led by Karma Tenzing of Nepal and myself, Mark Parella of the USA. The team will consist of World Record holders, National Record holders and many acclaimed mountaineers:
Mingma Sherpa: World Record Holder, Nepal National Record Holder and First South Asian to summit all 14 8,000 meter peaks. Wikipedia on Mingma Sherpa
Chhang Dawa Sherpa: World Record Holder, Nepal National Record Holder and previously, the youngest person to summit all 14 8,000 meter peaks. Wikipedia on Chhang Dawa
Mingma Gyabu Sherpa: World Record Holder, Nepal National Record Holder and currently, the youngest person to summit all 14 8,000 meter peaks. Wikipedia: Mingma Gyabu Sherpa
Jangbu Sherpa: World Record Holder, Nepal National Record Holder and 17 time Everest summiteer
Pasang Dawa Sherpa: Professional Mountain Guide and 9 time Everest Summiteer
Karma Gyalje Sherpa: Professional Mountain Guide and 4 time Everest Summiteer
Mark Parella: US Navy veteran, Everest summiteer and climber of numerous mountains in the US and all over the world.
Karma Tenzing: Nepal National Record Holder, Everest Summiteer and Polar Explorer.
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It’s super cool the link you sent to me, I can google earth it. Awesome pics too, it’s incredible to have such an opportunity to be in a remote location. Pics are awesome! Just donated what I could, I’ll continue to follow you! 😃