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MCSA Slideshow 5th Feb

Post by Q20 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:12 am

Slideshow on 5th February 2019

Great Himalayan Traverse
with Nepali Mountaineer Satish Pati & Wiebke Nedel from Cape Town



Two years ago Satish spoke at the MCSA about his life growing up in Nepal and becoming a mountaineer, despite all odds.

He has now come back from guiding the Great Himalaya Trail in 2018 - the 5 months, 1700km high traverse of the Himalayas, crossing 22 passes above 5000m, two above 6000m, from Kanchenjunga on the easternmost border of Nepal to Hilsa – the last border crossing to Tibet in far western Nepal.


The trail had 7 sub-sections and many joined for one of them (some South Africans, too!).


Wiebke joined Satish for the entire expedition – both are here to tell the tales: from absconding mules and horrendous leech “attacks” on soggy jungle tracks; from a Tibetan wedding in the most remote mountain village, to the life changing experience of a snow and rock avalanche at 6200m with tragic consequences. Both have returned happy and fulfilled but also much older, tougher, and certainly wiser.


Join us and spread the word

Tues 5th February 2019
19:30 for 20:00

MCSA clubhouse, 97 Hatfield St, Cape Town.
Refreshments served.
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Re: MCSA Slideshow 5th Feb

Post by Q20 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:01 pm

Here are bios of the speakers:

Satish Man Pati

Satish, originally from the Kathmandu valley, has been guiding in the Himalayas for almost 30 years and has summited Mount Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Manaslu (8163m), Mount Denali (6190m) in Alaska and many more.

He is a true adventurer and loves sharing his passion for the mountains with others – no matter if it is trekking or high altitude mountaineering. He runs his company, Nireka Adventures , from the heart, with a deep care for people, clients and staff alike. www.nirekaadventures.com
Satish came from very humble beginnings – not of a mountaineering or Sherpa family or clan – and through hard work, a consistently positive attitude and a true passion for the mountains, he has built his life as a highly respected mountaineer and guide. His story is compelling in light of Nepal’s many faces. On one hand, a mountain tourism mecca with Mount Everest presiding over breathtakingly high and beautiful peaks, and on the other an earthquake-prone country of devastating poverty - still trying to recover after 2015’s massive quake devastation.

Satish is a Khumbu Climbing Centre (KCC) instructor. KCC focuses on training Nepali mountaineers, guides and assistants in the ice climbing & mountaineering skills required in setting up routes for Mt Everest and other high altitude peaks. Satish trains the young Sherpa “Icefall Doctors” – those who set the ladders through the treacherous Khumbu Icefall – to prepare the routes for the many hundreds of Everest climbers who attempt the summit every year.

In addition to Nepali, Satish speaks fluent Japanese, English, Urdu, and Newari. His clients come from Japan, Australia, UK, Germany, South Africa and South East Asia.

In 2017 he started to run social immersion learning programmes with Wiebke Nedel where global learning communities with an interest in social justice and social work practice are build through urban and rural immersion for both international and local Nepali social worker alike – of course including trekking along the rural ridges of the Himalayas.

Wiebke Nedel

Wiebke, lives in Cape Town and dedicates her work and life to personal and leadership development using the wilderness as a tool to access awareness, wisdom and deep change. In South Africa she runs the International social justice programmes for the youth development organization Educo Africa (www.educo.org.za) – globally she helps catalyse systemic change as well as corporate leadership change through facilitating inner and outer learning journeys. She is Wilderness and Vision Quest guide trained in Germany, the USA and South Africa. She is passionate about the mountains and the great Himalaya Trail was one of her big dreams – now come true!
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Re: MCSA Slideshow 5th Feb

Post by Q20 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:18 am

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