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Apa and Dawa continue their crusade against climate change

Posted on
05 April 2010


Kathmandu, Nepal – 19-time Everest Summiteer and Climate Ambassador Apa Sherpa is continuing his crusade against climate change in the Himalayas – by taking a climate change message on top of Everest during his record 20th ascent. WWF officially handed over the climate change banner to Apa Sherpa at a function in Kathmandu today.

The banner being carried by Apa Sherpa reads “YOU HEARD OUR VOICE, NOW RAISE YOURS – WE CAN STOP CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE HIMALAYAS”.

Apa is carrying the banner during the Eco Everest Expedition, which is led by two-time Everest Summiteer and fellow Climate Ambassador Dawa Steven Sherpa.

The event is a part of WWF’s Climate for Life Campaign which extensively raised the issue of the impacts of Climate Change in the Himalayas last year in the run upto Copenhagen COP 15 Summit, starting with Apa Sherpa taking the first Climate Change banner to the Everest Summit and sending a grave message to the world about the impacts of global warming on the Himalayas. Apa Sherpa and Dawa Steven Sherpa were actively engaged in various events of the Campaign, which led to the Himalayas getting significant attention in the Global Climate Debate.

This year, Apa and Dawa are continuing their work by joining a Finnish national Carina Raiha who is the first Finnish woman attempting to climb Everest. Carina will also be taking a similar banner to Everest which reads “WE HEARD YOUR VOICE, NOW WE’LL RAISE OURS – WE CAN STOP CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE HIMALAYAS”.

Together these Ambassadors will use their journeys to talk about Climate Change and its impacts on our Himalayan ecosystem.