Entries by tomson

Katja Staartjes speaker at TEDx

Mountaineer Katja Staartjes has been invited to talk for the TEDx TwenteU event (28 april 2016): Breaking Barriers with her speech ‘Teamwork at the limit’: insights into Teamwork and Leadership. Since 16 june the video is online:      

Back to Langtang

Two weeks ago we saw a glimpse of the Langtang Valley. At 6th january 2016 we were in Thulo Syabru after traversing Gosainkund from Melamchi Pull and Tarkegyang (see Helambu report). Langtang was most hit by the earthquake in spring 2015 and is the place where our friend Chhembel Tamang and his family live, who […]

Nepal NOW !

At 14 october the NKBV (Dutch Alpine Club) organised together with the Nepalese Consulate a fundraising evening. At this evening the Dutch Campaign Nepal Now has been launched by the Dutch minister Ploumen. The objective: getting back the tourism in Nepal and stimulating people to go to this beautiful Himalaya country. The Nepal Now campaign […]

Nepal Goodwill Ambassadors

Seventeen international mountaineers and five Nepali climbers haven been nominated by the Nepalese government as Goodwill Ambassadors for the country. This honor was given to famous mountaineers like Reinhold Messner, Peter Hillary, Jamling Tenzing, Junko Tabei, Ed Viestures, Edurne Passaban en Ralf Dujmovits. Katja Staartjes is very honored to be part of this group. The […]

Earthquake – Expedition stopped

They had just arrived in Nepal, when the country was hit by the severe earthquake of 25 april. Katja Staartjes and Henk Wesselius from the Netherlands did arrive in Nepal on 20th of april. The objective was the climb of Gurla Mandhata (7694 m) in West Tibet. it was just a very small scaled expedition […]