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Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

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KATHMANDU, April 20: The rescuers moved quickly, minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.

But they couldn´t get there quickly enough. No one can move that fast. Not even the people who have spent their lives in Everest´s shadow, and who have spent years working on the world´s highest peak. [More]

  The thrill-maker of Kathmandu  
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Surya Bhakta Nakarmi is the owner, designer and technical officer of Funny Temple, an amusement ride in the Central Zoo, Jawalakhel. With just a certificate degree from Thapathali Technical Institute, Nakarmi built the ride from scratch, based on “trial and error” method. He expounds on his rollercoaster journey.

How did you get the idea to make Funny Temple?


I was employed at the airport, and frequently went on foreign trips. In Bangkok, I rode a ride and it inspired me to make one. I went to Bangkok several times to study the design.

 
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