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Stories of Everest shared by Apa Sherpa in US
Mar 21, 2015-
StoryCycle showcased the Khumbu Street View project in San Francisco, USA, on Friday, in a programme led by 21-time legendary Everest summiteer Apa Sherpa. Apa Sherpa, who guided the Google and StoryCycle team to the Khumbu region last April, joined the launch event in San Francisco to talk about his experiences.
“The next-generation Sherpas need to have professional options other than climbing. Education is a must to the children of the region, so that they can pursue other career choices
and not necessarily have to make risky expeditions,” said Apa Sherpa.
Raleigh Seamster, Program Manager of Google Earth Outreach, stressed on the need for similar kinds of projects to be continued in the region to make a strong digital presence, and applauded the team’s effort in making the Khumbu Street View project successful. She also highlighted how StoryCycle as a partner could extend the community-mapping efforts.
Saurav Dhakal, founder and curator of StoryCycle, said that the Everest Street View project could do much for Nepal, as the launch coincided with the beginning of this year’s expedition season, and added that the Everest project had given his team energy and excitement to work on more interesting projects in the coming years.
Ankur Sharma of StoryCycle presented videos from the Khumbu region trip, along with 360º imageries and anecdotes of the Sherpa people. The programme felicitated the team members of the project from Google, the Apa Sherpa Foundation and StoryCycle.
The event was hosted by the Global Nepalese Professional Network, in Runway Incubator, at the Twitter building in San Francisco. Enthusiasts, mountain climbers, entrepreneurs, techies, Nepal lovers, mountain lovers, and members of the Nepali community living around the Bay Area attended the event. Also present on the occasion was Norbu Tenzing, Tenzing Norgay’s son.
Published: 22-03-2015 08:13