Nepal Now

Nepalis reaching new heights

May 10, 2021 Marty Logan Season 3 Episode 7
Nepal Now
Nepalis reaching new heights
Show Notes

These are terrible, painful days for many people in Nepal, and so I hesitated to post this episode. But then I thought, in the midst of the devastation and death caused by Covid-19 it is important to hear something positive and, in this case, not something cheery just for the sake of diverting our attention, like cat videos on social media. 

Rather, in today’s episode we’re talking about a positive, rising trend: the number of Nepalis who are reaching greater heights, both real — like the women’s team that recently climbed Mt Annapurna — and metaphorically — like Chef Santosh Sah, who, with his unique Nepali dishes, wowed judges and the UK audience en route to the final of MasterChef Britain. 

Speaking to me is someone who knows first-hand the highs, and lows, of attaining a mighty goal — Shailee Basnet, who was one of a 10-woman team that summitted Mt Everest in 2008, a team that went on to reach the top of the tallest peaks on seven continents. Shailee will help me untangle why so many accomplishments seem to be, paradoxically, occurring during the pandemic. She will also explain her one-of-a-kind email signature. 

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