Hillary legacy medal recipient named
May 28, 2016-
César Augusto Portocarrero Rodríguez, a Peruvian engineer who directed projects to mitigate the danger of outburst floods from numerous glacial lakes in the Andes, has been named the recipient of this year’s Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal.
A statement released by Mountain Legacy on Friday said the award is intended both to honour Sir Edmund’s remarkable record of development assistance and also intended to encourage its emulation.
The award will be given to Portocarrero on the occasion of International Mountain Day in Kathmandu on December 11.
The legacy medal was launched in 2003 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest and is given annually by the Mountain Legacy.
Published: 28-05-2016 14:30