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HIV-infected Shrestha Summit Everest

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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.

HIV-infected Shrestha Summit Everest
HIV-infected Shrestha Summit Everest

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.

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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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