As a mountaineer myself, I firstly want to emphasize on the fact that our mountains are not only for climbing but also for the pragmatics of studies. The courses of Bachelor of Mountaineering Studies (BMS) and Master of Adventure Tourism Studies (MATS) are the pioneering education at the higher education and, thus, it is a matter of great pride for me to be associated with the academy as its president. Since its early days, the academy has been truly progressive in establishing itself as a learning centre for academicians and professionals in the field of mountaineering, mountain sciences and adventure tourism.
As a woman, I also want to focus upon the fact that the academy has inspired many young female students to opt for these courses which in itself is phenomenal. I really look forward to the headway towards the grander achievement of the academy.
Lakhpa Phuti Sherpa