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Celebrating Mountains Day with stories from the Himalayas


Kathmandu, December 12, 2018: Marking the occasion of International Mountain Day, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) along with Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) and Storytellers organized a storytelling session where Dawa Steven Sherpa (Tourism Entrepreneur and Environmental Activist), Tshiring Lhamu Lama (Research and Field Program Associate, WWF Nepal), and Shailee Basnet (Leader of Seven Summits Women Team and Stand Up Comic) shared their connections with the mountains. The session took place at Rashtriya Sabha Griha on 11th December, 2018 with around eight hundred attendees including students from schools and colleges, representatives of various organizations, and journalists. 

The theme chosen for the 2018 celebrations of International Mountain Day (IMD) globally was “#MountainsMatter” with the objective of highlighting how mountains matter for youth, indigenous communities, and mountain tourism in Nepal and thereby raise awareness on different issues faced in mountain landscapes. The three renowned speakers touched hundreds of hearts with their mountain stories – from conquering peaks to changing lives to building harmony between people, nature, and wildlife such as the elusive snow leopard.