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.

70th Anniversary of Mount Everest

Friends of the sons and daughters of Sir John Hunt, Sir Edmund Hillary, and Tenzing Norgay gathered in London on 15 June 2023 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the first ascent of Mt. Everest.  Below are some of the highlights from this event.

New York General Counsel to Nepal

The Consulate General of Nepal in New York hosted an event entitled, “Reimagine Yourself . . . in Nepal” to promote tourism and mark the occasion of 75th anniversary of Nepal-USA diplomatic relations.  Below are some of the highlights from this event.

reimagine yourself in Nepal

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

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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