2009年12月04日

エベレストのふもとでネパール政府のトップが会議するよー! Nepal To Hold Highest Cabinet Meeting Near Everest  

Nepal To Hold Highest Cabinet Meeting Near Everest

The Huffington Post Thu, 03 Dec 2009 13:16 PM PST
BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | 12/ 3/09 05:35 AM | AP

SYANGBOCHE, Nepal ― A group of Nepalese ministers reached the Mount Everest region Thursday for a Cabinet meeting being billed as the highest ever – a stunt meant to highlight the threat global warming poses to Himalayan glaciers.

The meeting comes ahead of an international climate change conference beginning next week in Copenhagen, Denmark, and is meant to draw attention to the effects climate change is having on the region surrounding the world's highest peak.

The 23 ministers flew in sunny weather to the airstrip in Lukla, a town at an elevation of 9,180-feet (2,800 meters) that is considered the gateway to the Mount Everest region. They were to stay overnight before flying by helicopter to Kalapathar for Friday's meeting at an altitude of 17,192 feet (5,250 meters).

Scientists say the Himalayas' glaciers are melting at an alarming rate, creating lakes whose walls could burst and flood villages below. Melting ice and snow also make the routes for mountaineers less stable and more difficult to follow.

The high-altitude meeting comes on the heels of the recent underwater Cabinet meeting held in another South Asian nation, the Maldives, also meant to draw attention to global warming. In that October stunt, Maldives President Mohammed Nasheed and 13 government officials donned scuba gear and took their seats at a table on the ocean floor – 20 feet (6 meters) below the surface.

Due to the high altitude and risks involved, Friday's mountainside meeting will be brief, with the ministers soon flown down to the town of Syangboche, at a safer 12,800 feet (3,900 meters).

Nepalese Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal was scheduled to attend the meeting, but four ministers could not make it due to health concerns or other engagements, said Siddhartha Bajracharya, a government official.

Rescue helicopters and doctors have been positioned at Lukla, Syangboche and at the meeting venue, according to the Himalayan Rescue Association.


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ちょっと エベレストに 会議にいくったって

すごく大変です

カトマンドゥから ヘリコプターで 高度順応もなしに

高所にあがったら

高山病になりにいくようなもんですよね…

まー 大丈夫な人も いるみたいですけど…



他のとこの記事では 40本の酸素ボンベとお医者さんも

緊急時にそなえて 同行とか…




かくゆうわたくしも 

カラパタール(Kalapathar, 17192 feet / 5,250 meters)にいく予定の

トレッキングでしたが

ナムチェバザール(Namche Bazar)
で高山病にかかり

死にかけた一人です…

なおった後は ペリチェ(Pheriche)まで行きました(たぶん…)

アマダブラム(Ama Dablam)を眺めながら

ヤクの行列に圧倒されながら…

バッタリー(シェルパの青年)と 

♪レッスムフィリリ♪を 歌いながら…



それももうすでに 18年も前のお話…(遠い目…)

まるで とうの昔話です



先日まで ヒマラヤの詩 にも

山の民とヒマラヤの氷河湖の 記事があったのですが

あそびにきた ネパール人の子供たち(何の因果?)に

ぐちゃぐちゃにされてしまい

廃棄となりました…残念です






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