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UPDATED: 08:03, April 06, 2006
Disabled Nepali plans to scale Mt. Cho-oyu
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Nawang Sherpa, a disabled Nepali, has announced his plan to scale the 8,200 meters high Mount Cho-oyu, state-run Radio Nepal reported Wednesday.

"Sherpa, 35, announced his plan at a function organized to bid farewell to him by Mt. Qomolangma Summiteers Association, a non-government organization," the radio said.

Sherpa has already made his mark in mountaineering by setting foot atop Mt. Qomolangma for the first time in 2004 despite his disability.

After Sherpa met with accident, an American named Steve Seredo provided him with an artificial leg, Sherpa noted, adding, "It encourage me to climb mountains."

Nepali State Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yankila Sherpa, at the function, congratulated him for his courage and bravery and declared the mountaineers as the ambassadors of tourism sector.

"The disabled should be given moral and social encouragement, minister Sherpa said, adding, "More so in case of Nawang as he has been actively involved in promoting Nepalese tourism abroad."

Source: Xinhua


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