On 24 June 2009 the Australian Ambassador to Nepal, Ms. Susan Grace donated a mountain bike to the Himalayan Rescue Association Nepal (HRA) on behalf of the family of Australian mountain climber Michael Parker. On behalf of HRA, Chairman Mr. Bikram Neupane received the mountain bike.

Michel Parker died in Kathmandu on 4 June aged 36 years. On 21 may he successfully summated Mr. Makaalu without oxygen. Michael was a mountaineer who returned to Nepal many times. He has been described by his family and friends as a dedicated and accomplished climber.

The Australian Embassy has a longstanding and close relationship with the HRA. The HRA is helping saves the lives of the people in the Himalayas for the last 37 years by providing medical facilities and rescue assistance.

 

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Himalayan Rescue Association Nepal

Dhobichaur, Lazimpat (North Gate of the Royal Palace)
P.O. Box No. 4944,
Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: +977-1-4440292 / 4440293
Fax: +977-1-4411956
E-mail : hra@mail.com.np

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