Bally Peak Outlook 2020
This summer, we partner with National Geographic on a dedicated campaign to raise greater awareness of the issues plaguing the world’s mountain environments, including those at Everest, the "Roof of the World," and introduce the upcoming preservation initiatives of our Bally Peak Outlook Foundation. We pledge to cleanup the basecamps of eight 8,000m mountains, including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri I (8,167 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,156m) and Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m) over the course of two years. Our Bally Peak Outlook Foundation has also developed future expeditions with “sister mountains” beyond the Himalayas, from a high-altitude climb to remove waste from the remote areas of Mt. Fuji in Japan, to the support of local rangers at Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to build new sustainable trails to access the summit. Discover more on the #BallyPeakOutlook Foundation by visiting bally.com/peakoutlookCited from Bally.
Skydiving in Mount Everest
Complete Parachute Solutions (CPS) set a record of free fall and landing at more than 20,000 ft ASL, in Everest region West Col and Gorakshep.
THE GHOST OF THE MOUNTAINS
Client: WWF Nepal "The Ghost of Mountains" is a journey of WWF Nepal to put a satellite collar on a snow leopard. It gives introduction of trapping camera and snares installed and how they function in tough environment that snow leopards live inhabits. The Himalayan community of Nepal also gives an understanding of the interactions between humans and animals at their mutual territories.
BALLY PEAK OUTLOOK
Inspired by Bally’s pioneering heritage, Peak Outlook marks our long-term commitment to preserve the world’s most extreme mountain environments. The initiative began in Spring 2019 with the sponsorship of a critical clean-up expedition which successfully removed two tons of waste, helping to restore the pristine landscape between Everest Base Camp and its iconic peak.Led by Dawa Steven Sherpa and his team of experienced climbers and guides, the expedition also engaged Jamling Tenzing Norgay, son of Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, who while wearing Bally boots made history in first reaching Mount Everest’s summit alongside Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953.While previous clean-ups have been limited to areas between Base Camp and Everest’s mid-point at Camp 2, Bally’s expedition reached the summit. The first ton of debris and waste was collected during the initial expedition, with over half cleaned up in the "Death Zone" – above 8000m. A second ton was collected by an additional crew who returned to Base Camp at the season's end. This is the first time ever that a clean-up has been initiated at the end of the season. _A heartfelt thanks to:Jamling Tenzing Norgay Dawa Steven Sherpa and his crew: Karma Tshering Lama, Dafuri Sherpa, Dawa Jangbu Sherpa, and Guru Jen Jen Bhote, Samir Jung Thapa
Instiling green Lumbini Initiative
Green Lumbini Initiative: Another year, continued commitment for WWF Nepal
AVIVAWAK MELA (PARENTAL FAIR)
Client: UNICEF“I came to understand that the responsibilities are shared 50-50 for both mothers and fathers,” said Aakash Mishra about childcare. A father of two from Mahottari, Aakash has been involved in parental education programme for the last eight months. He and his wife Aarati were two of more than 4,000 parents and caregivers who participated in Avivawak Mela, a parental education fair, in Mahottari recently.
RHINOS ON THE MOVE
Client: WWF Nepal Five Greater one-horned rhinos found a new home in Bardia National Park through a successful translocation expedition from Chitwan National Park in Nepal’s Terai Arc Landscape on 1-5 March 2016. This is part of a larger effort to move 30 rhinos to Bardia National Park (25 rhinos) and Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve (5 rhinos) through 2018. The expedition is an important step towards creating a second viable population in the western complex of TAL comprising Bardia National Park and Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve, with the broader goal to bring back rhino numbers to its historical size of 800 in Nepal.
BETTER GOVERNANCE EASES NEPAL’S TRANSITION TO FEDERALISM
Client: Asian Development Bank (ADB) Nepal Nepal is strengthening its national and local public financial management and governance systems with support from ADB and other development partners. The modernization of the country’s administrative systems was initiated by increasing financial resources and leveraging information technology. An online procurement system was developed and rolled out nationwide along with corruption prevention tools. Communities were also encouraged to participate in local governance, which promoted accountability. These initiatives improved the delivery of public services, contributing to Nepal’s smooth transition to a federal system of government.
SWAMP DEER SWITCHING GROUNDS
Client: WWF Nepal Five swamp deer were successfully translocated to Bardia National Park (BNP) from Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve in Nepal’s Terai Arc Landscape on 27 May – 2 June 2016. With the support from USAID funded Hariyo Ban Program together with the Government of Nepal, the translocation expedition was carried out to enhance genetic robustness of the remnant population of BNP; and establish a viable population of Swamp Deer.
FOCUS ON ZERO HUNGER: SDG2/NEPAL
Client: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)A WFP team has trekked into the Himalayas to unfurl a flag representing the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger, as part of an international effort to bring the global goals to the world’s attention. WFP’s flag-bearer Nimdoma Sherpa climbed 2,000 metres and overcame rain, fog, rough trails and steep ascents to reach the village of Kerauja, in Gorkha district. As a child, Nimdoma received WFP school meals and at the age of 17, in 2008, she became the then-youngest woman to summit Mount Everest. Now, Nimdoma is using her climbing expertise to help WFP reach villages affected by the April earthquake. She was accompanied on this trip by a train of mules bringing rice as part of the recovery effort.
X-MEN STAR NICHOLAS HOULT'S VISIT TO CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK IN NEPAL
Client: WWF UK X-Men Actor (The Beast) Nicholas Hoult visits Chitwan National Park in Nepal. Here he meets with communities in Amaltari and also meets with orphaned baby Rhino named "Mayure".
NICHOLAS HOULT VISITS MURRAY AND SEARS IN NEPAL
Client: WWF UK As part of his work with WWF, Hoult and his three childhood friends, Carlos Adams and Nick Atkins, will team up for a rigorous rickshaw run adventure in India in early 2017 to raise funds for rhino conservation along with supporting Teenage Cancer Trust. (Source: WWF UK Youtube channel)
NICHOLAS HOULT MEETS WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK
Client: WWF UK As part of his work with WWF, Hoult and his three childhood friends, Carlos Adams and Nick Atkins, will team up for a rigorous rickshaw run adventure in India in early 2017 to raise funds for rhino conservation along with supporting Teenage Cancer Trust.
PARTNERSHIP FOR CHANGE 2 DECADES OF ICCO PRESENCE IN NEPAL
Client: ICCO CooperationEven after more than 5 years of formally ending the decade long armed conflict, Nepal remains a fragile state. Uncertainty on the span of this political transition, culminating in feeling of insecurity, spread across all spectrums. Though the peace process has come to a conclusion, there is still a long way to go to reach political stability since lasting political agreements on key issues are yet to be reached. ICCO Cooperation has been partnering with national and international NGOs in Nepal for more than two decades for improving the life circumstances of poor and excluded people. ICCO program continues to contribute to developing social infrastructures, social inclusion and good local governance and then move on to poverty alleviation by promoting income generation activities in disadvantaged communities and then through initiatives to boost rural economy.
GREEN RECOVERY AND RECONSTRUCTION FOR RESILIENT NEPAL
Client: WWF Nepal On April 25, 2015, a devastating earthquake struck the country. With its epicenter in Barpak, in the historic district of Gorkha, Nepal, the 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated many parts of the country’s central region. The communities saw their homes and livelihoods destroyed in a matter of minutes. This video is about a green recovery and reconstruction package put together by Hariyo Ban Program partners for 4 districts: Gorkha, Dhading, Nuwakot and Rasuwa, funded by USAID to build back BETTER, SAFER AND GREENER.
THE LAST YAK HERDER OF DHE
Client: WWF Nepal The Last Yak Herder of Dhe is a journey to the mysterious village of Dhe in Mustang. It is an attempt to unravel the life and times of people who try to survive on a rugged terrain in one of the most climate change vulnerable countries in the world. What does this mean for the present and future of Dhe? Watch on to find out... The 32 minute documentary was released all over Nepal on 5th June, 2014 (World Environment Day)
PART 1 THE LAST YAK HERDER OF DHE
Client: WWF Nepal The documentary is a journey to the unique village of Dhe in Upper Mustang. It explores the life and times of people who try to survive in a rugged terrain in one of the most climate vulnerable countries in the world. The community that settled in Dhe centuries ago is now gradually migrating away from the village because of declining pastures and water for irrigation. The story is told through the eyes of Kungshang Rinzin, who is the only remaining yak herder in the village.
USAID NEAT : STRENGTHENING ECONOMIC POLICIES IN NEPAL
Client: USAID Nepal is recovering from a ten year civil war and is in a historic political and social transition to a democratic federal system. USAID recognized that an economic growth program addressing the key causes of the conflict - poverty and governance - would help move the country forward. When the USAID Nepal Economic Agriculture and Trade (NEAT) Activity started a little more than two years ago deficiencies in the policy and legal framework for promotion and regulation of business had plagued the country's economic health for years. The project took a holistic approach, strengthening economic policies by facilitating public-private dialogues, and supporting the Government in creating business-friendly policies and procedures that stimulate trade and investment in Nepal. The project, given its limited time frame, selected a range of policy reform activities, some of which have already produced tangible results, while others have put in place the building blocks for long term broad-based economic growth. NEAT focused on three key areas: improving government revenue generation, promoting agriculture growth and trade and investment, and building the capacity of the public and private sector.
USAID NEAT PROJECT: REAPING THE BENEFITS OF CONTRACT FARMING IN NEPAL
Client: USAID Nepal Economic Agriculture and Trade (NEAT) project
USAID NEAT: HYBRID SEED PRODUCTION IN NEPAL
Client: USAID Improved technologies such as hybrid seed are crucial to increasing productivity and enhancing food security in Nepal. It is estimated that nearly 1,600 tons of hybrid seeds are imported into Nepal from abroad each year. With the support of USAID's Nepal Economic Agriculture and Trade (NEAT) Activity, SEAN Seed Service Centre (SSSC) started working with farmers on the first commercial hybrid seed production in Nepal.
USAID NEAT : SUPPORTING SMALL TEA FARMERS IN NEPAL
Client: USAID Conditions for growing tea in Ilam, Eastern Nepal, are comparable to those in the world-class Darjeeling tea area of India, just across the border. However, the Nepal tea brand is still being developed as constraints in productivity and processing exist. Many Nepalese tea farmers must travel for hours on foot carrying handpicked leaves to a pick-up location on a roadside or a storage structure with dirt floors. This extensive travel and storage practice degrades the quality of tea, affecting the price in end markets. The USAID-funded Nepal, Economic, Agriculture, and Trade (NEAT) Activity is helping improve the quality and productivity of Nepali tea from farm to market. For example NEAT has supported the construction or upgrading of 11 collection centers to improve the quality of tea reaching the end market. As a result of NEAT's support, more than 6,000 small tea farmers in Nepal have increased their incomes and reduced their post harvest losses. In addition, NEAT has supported tea factories to improve processing and market access.