Today, ie May 13th, marks the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Dhaulagiri(8167m). It was on 13th May 1960 that a joint team of Swiss and Austrian mountaineers reached the summit of Mt.Dhaulagiri.
For the Golden Jubilee celebration , Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) is organizing various programmes in Pokhara on May 13th and Beni and Baglung on May 14th. The organizers will be felicitating Austrian climber Kurt Diemberger(78 years), the only surviving member among the summitters. Incidentally Diemberger is also the only living climber to have made first ascents on two 8,000 meters peaks (Dhaulagiri & Broad Peak).
Kurt Diemberger- The only surviving member of the 1960 Swiss-Austrian team that made the first ascent to Dhaulagiri(8167m).
Though there was a problem with heating at Kongde, the service was excellent. Overall it was fantastic and we will be back!!