To advocate Nepal Mountain Academy on a global platform, taking mountaineering and mountain related studies on an international arena, we take pride in counting three remarkable personas from mountaineering and humanitarian background to our court of function.
The Academy is proud to harbour:
Mr Kami Rita Sherpa
Kami Rita Sherpa, born on 17 January 1970 grew up in a small village, Thame in Solukhumbu district is a Nepali Sherpa guide who, since May 2018, has held the record for most ascents to the summit of Mount Everest. Most recently, he scaled the mountain for a 24th time on 21 May 2019, eclipsing his record set 15 May 2019. In 2017, Kami Rita was the third person to ascend to the summit of Everest 21 times, sharing this record with Apa Sherpa and Phurba Tashi Sherpa.
On 16 May 2018, at age 48, Kami Rita became the first person in the world to climb Everest 22 times, achieving the record of the most summits on the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak.
Kami Rita has also scaled other peaks and notable eight-thousanders, including K-2, Cho-Oyu, Manaslu, Annapurna and Lhotse. Being a prolific mountaineer and a guide, Mr Sherpa shows a great lineage towards quality education, training and technical skills for high altitude workers. Affiliated with Mr Sherpa, the Academy hopes to propagate a positive message on mountaineering education and training especially to the individuals working on the mountainous areas.
Mr Mingma Sherpa
Mingma Sherpa, born June 16 1978, is a Nepali mountaineer and Managing Director of Seven Summit Treks, belongs to Makalu Village, located in Sankhuwasabha district of Nepal. On May 20, 2011, at age 32, Sherpa became the first person from Nepal and the first South Asian to scale all 14 of the world's highest mountains. In the process, he set a new world record—he became the first mountaineer to climb all 14 peaks on the first attempt.
Mr Sherpa is one of the most experienced, responsible, dedicated and honest expedition leaders of Nepal with inspiring thoughts in mountaineering development and promotion. The Academy takes great pride in being associated with Mr Sherpa and looks forward to contributing to proper management and promotion of Nepal Himalayas.
Mr Sanjay Khatiwada
Sanjay Khatiwada is Nepal's notable silver screen personality with a peaking height of 6.5 feet and equivalent nature. He stands as the tallest actor in all south Asia. His praised performances include famous movies like Dasgaja, BhimDutta and also have starred in some music videos as well as television soap operas.
Whilst an actor, Mr Khatiwada, is also a beautiful humanitarian. He is profoundly active in social works, environmental awareness campaigns, propagating societal positivity. Most recently, Mr Khatiwada had himself busy serving/ feeding the poor and needy in times of the pandemic. In coordination with a youth icon like him, the Academy sees to persuade the essence of tourism and adventure academia and academicians in the sustainable development of Nepalese tourism.