Nepalese Sherpa to Speak at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain will welcome a Nepalese sherpa Aug. 18 for an
exciting presentation on the nature and people of Nepal.

For more than 15 years, Pema Tshiri Sherpa has led mountaineering and
trekking excursions in the Himalayas and is the only trek leader who has
personally walked every mile of the roughly 960-mile Great Himalaya Trail.

From offices in Kathmandu, he and his crew lead expeditions in the popular
areas of Mount Everest and Annapurna as well as more remote areas
including the Kangchenjunga region, Arun Valley and Makalu, and others.

He is passionate about humanitarian causes as well as conserving the
mountain ecology of Nepal.

Through slides and video, the sherpa will provide a glimpse into Nepal and
its people. Grandfather Mountain is one of numerous stops he will make
this summer as he tours the United States making presentations by

The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18 at the
Grandfather Mountain Nature Museum Auditorium.

Admission is $10 for the general public and $5 for students. Gates open at
5:30 p.m. for those attending the presentation.

For Grandfather Mountain guests who are already visiting the park,
admission to the program is included in the entrance fee.

For more details, call (828) 733-2013 or email

The not-for-profit Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation strives to
inspire conservation of the natural world by helping guests explore,
understand and value the wonders of Grandfather Mountain. For more
information, call (800) 468-7325 or plan a trip at

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