Celebrity Dining in Kathmandu

Winter 8000ers
The four winter veterans, left to right: Mingma David Sherpa, Mingma G, Simone Moro, and Nirmal Purja

Fresh from his recent attempt on Manaslu, Simone Moro is enjoying Kathmandu’s balmy 15-23ºC temperatures. And he shared dinner yesterday in one of the town’s trendy restaurants with K2 winter summiters Nirmal Purja, Mingma David Sherpa, and Mingma G. Sitting on the terrace, with their names displayed on a giant screen behind them, the four climbers enjoyed the evening as celebrities. It’s just cool to see these guys in civvies rather than down suits for once.

Mingma G, Simone Moro, and Mingma David dine with their names behind in neon lights. Photo: Simone Moro

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Angela Benavides

Angela Benavides

Senior journalist, published author and communication consultant. Specialized on high-altitude mountaineering, with an interest for everything around the mountains: from economics to geopolitics. After five years exploring distant professional ranges, I returned to ExWeb BC in 2018. Feeling right at home since then!

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Damien François
Damien François
5 months ago

I bet Simone will not throw nasty words at Nims, the ex-Ghurka and SBS…

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John A Mathews
John A Mathews
5 months ago

Fitting ending to an Olympic-class accomplishment.

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Louis
Louis
5 months ago

More self promotion from Mr. Selfie. The celebrity cult is infecting the mountaineering world. Sad… Next, photo shoots for Donna Moderna.

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Sid
Sid
5 months ago
Reply to  Louis

I suggest you read mountaineering history. Ever heard of Messner. His celebrity earned him enough to buy a castle. In the modern world, all professional climbers from Honnold to Steck have used social media to advertise themselves. I guess, when a white man does it, he’s earning a paycheque, when a brown man does it, it’s “sad.” And history will also tell you that the white man invented the whole nationalistic trends of planting flags and singing anthems at the ends of the world. What the Nepalis have done is nothing new, some might even say, they do it better.… Read more »

Kurt
Kurt
5 months ago
Reply to  Sid

What are your talking about? This comment is about Simone Moro. Donna Moderna is an Italian magazine. Obviously you did not get the reference and got needlessly triggered Sid. The readers of Donna Moderna would not have a clue who the other guys are 🙂 neither would they really care.

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Last edited 5 months ago by Kurt
Tenzin
Tenzin
5 months ago
Reply to  Louis

Climb K2 in winter and stay quiet… no need to judge others.

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Benny Smith
Benny Smith
5 months ago

Great personalities enjoying deserved attention! Just great to see them together!

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Robert E Kerr
Robert E Kerr
5 months ago

Do you get the feeling these gentlemen are trying hard to deliver a STORY? Just like politicians. Something seems apparently wrong.

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Tenzin
Tenzin
5 months ago
Reply to  Robert E Kerr

Jealousy is hard, isn’t it. But you don’t need to write stuff online.

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Louis
Louis
5 months ago
Reply to  Tenzin

It is not jealousy my friend. Just a sad state of affairs in once a realm of dreamers. What is there to be jealous about? Having to grind out the living on the internet to get $$$ from sponsors? Hardly a dream life. Mountaineering is turning like everything else into a version of reality TV.

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