A commemorative publication marking 50 Years of Australian Mountaineering Feats and Friendships in Nepal was launched on June 25, 2010 amidst a function.The book launch also celebrated the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and Nepal.
Mr. Ranjan Krishna Aryal, Acting Secretary of Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation and Senior Director of the Nepal Tourism Board Mr. Subash Nirola ,officially launched the book at the Australian Embassy in Bansbari, Kathmandu.
The book features stories and interviews on Australians who have left a mark in Nepal and the Himalayas.Among others, the book features stories on Late Mr. Alfred Gregory- mountaineer and official photographer on the 1953 Everest expedition, Andrew Lock- who has summitted all fourteen 8,000ers,Dr. Jim Duff and his efforts in the establishment of the International Porter Protection Group etc.
The book is for commemorative purposes only and not commercially available.
The meeting and handling went very fine – friendly and easy. We were very satisfied with our guide and porter. The trek was very nice and provided us with many great views and memories to look back at.