Nepalayatimes/HIV-infected Shrestha Summit Everest
Kathmandu – HIV-infected Gopal Shrestha scaled Mt Everest today morning, becoming the first HIV-infected person in the country to submit the highest mountain in the world.
The 56-year-old, who is a resident of Ratnachowk in Pokhara, set his feet on the summit of the 8,848-metre-tall mountain today at 8:15 am, Liaison Officer at the Everest Base Camp, Gyanendra Shrestha, confirmed National News Agency.
Through the Campaign, Shrestha aimed to raise awareness in the society and country and provide quality education to children affected with HIV. His expedition was led by record-holder mountaineer Phurba Tenzing Sherpa of Dreamers Destination Treks and Expedition Pvt Ltd while eight-time Everest summiteers, Dakipa Sherpa, guided Shrestha to the Everest.
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