New York State Assembly

Vanessa O’Brien, Passang Nima Sherpa, and Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar were present at the New York State Assembly on May 24, 2022, as legislation introduced by the Assemblywoman was unanimously passed ensuring that New York State would recognize May 29th, beginning May 29, 2022, as Mt. Everest Day.

U.S. Nepal Climbers Association

Vanessa O’Brien is an Honorary Ambassador for U.S. Nepal Climbers Association, a registered charity, EIN: 46-4902105.  US Nepal Climbers Association promotes mountain tourism while protecting mountain environments, enhances safety in climbing sports, and preserves the cultural heritage of the mountainous people.

In partnership with Arc’Teryx New York, local Nepali communities, politicians, advisors and diplomats, US Nepal Climbers Association holds fundraising events every year.  In 2021, at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, we celebrated recognizing May 29th as Mt. Everest Day. This was proposed to the New York State Assembly through Resolution No. 330 by Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar.

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