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 ambassadors are asked to help Nepal in the support of the rebuilding of the country and above all: bringing tourism to the country and stimulating people to go to Nepal.
More info by the website NepalNOW