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Asia, Nepal, Nepal Mountaineering School in Its Third Year

Nepal Mountaineering School in its Third Year. The school in the Manang valley near the small village of Sapche Khola, built by Yugoslavs, started in 1979. (See A.A.J., 1980, page 621.) In June 1980 Den Cedilnik, in charge, Stane Belak, Zvone Kobencan, Vanja Matijevec, Bojan Poliak and I, Yugoslavs, and Lakhpa Tensing, Sona Ishi and Nima Norbu, Nepalese, instructed 48 trainees. In September, 1981 Borut Bele- har, Roman Robas and I in charge were the Yugoslav instructors. The UIAA sent Robert Aschenbrenner, Edi Bohren, Jacek Ruskiewicz and Ivan Somlai from West Germany, Switzerland, Poland and Canada. There was only one Nepalese instructor, Pertemba Sherpa. There were 46 trainees. In both of the last two years the course was in the monsoon season and there was trouble with the weather.

Vako Schlamberger, Planinska Zveza Slovenije, Yugoslavia