Blind amit to climb mt Everest

Baglung, June 30: A visually impaired teacher of Baglung district Amit KC is to climb the Mt. Everest next year.  

KC, 30, a resident of Sarkuwa- 2 of the district and teaching in the district headquarters, made his plan public by organizing a press conference Sunday.

If his plan goes successful, he will be the first blind to climb Mt. Everest. Earlier, American blind Erik Weihenmayer had climbed Mt. Everest in May, 2001.
Amit said he planned it to give a message that the disabled also can do something if they get opportunity.

He is now doing exercises for physical and mental preparations for climbing and took one month training of rock climbing in Pokhara, Nagarjun and Thamel of Kathmandu.

The physical exercise still remains, but mental exercise has been completed, KC said, adding the next training will be for 31 days from August in Langtang.

  He will be assisted by Pasang Tendi Sherpa in the climb. Likewise, the Inclusion Empowerment Centre of Pokhara has been helping him in his training.

He is also assisted by an US citizen, Cleff.  Amit said his expense will be more as compared to others as it takes more for disabled persons.

He said he will need one million dollars to materialize his plan. If all processes are completed, he will climb Everest within 2014 or by June of 2015. RSS 

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