Commemorative Cover – Nepal -The EVEREST Test 2009
Nepal Philatelic Society issued a Special Cover on 21 Apr 2009 to mark THE EVEREST TEST 2009. It also shows cancellation on a Cricket. HIGHEST RECORD OF CRICKET EVER PLAYED.
In April 2009 Peace Nepal treks took 50 people trekking to Gorak Shep (The Original Everest Base Camp) for a game of Cricket at the highest altitude. The event raised about 100,000 Pounds for Charity. Four flights were organised to Lukla airport to carry photographic equipment, cricket gear, passengers, oxygen cylinders, satellite phones cricket pitch. Nokia and Qatar airways sponsored this event
The match was played between Team Hillary and Team Tenzing in which Team Hillary defeated Team Tenzing
Stamps of China on the 2008 Beijing Olympics – Olympic Flame at Qomolangma – China 2008
The 2008 Summer Olympics or XXIX Olympics were held in Beijing China from 08 to 24 Aug 2008. A total of 10,942 athletes from 204 Nations participated in 28 Sports, 41 Disciplines and 302 events. President Hu Jintao of China inaugurated the Games. China topped the medals tally with 48 Gold Medals.
China issued a 1.20 Yuan stamp on 27 Apr 2007 to promote the Beijing Olympics Torch Relay. A special commemorative cover was issued on 08 May 2008 to coincide with Torch relay. The Olympics Flame was lit at Olympia on 24 Mar 2008 and it was called “Journey of Harmony”. It reached the Qomolangma (Tibetan for Mt Everest ) creating a record that Olympic Flame was lit at the highest point of the World.
66th Anniversary of Conquest of Mount Everest – Concern on Deaths due to overcrowding and Garbage Dumping.
The World’s highest mountain peak Mount Everest was first successfully climbed on 29 May 1953 by two legendary climbers Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal.
Today we celebrate the 66th Anniversary of the historic conquest. A large number of Climbers have scaled the Mount Everest since then and established various records. However, 2019 has seen 11 deaths taking place on Mount Everest due to overcrowdingand traffic jams. We offer our condolences and prayers for those who have lost their lives and wish such deaths do not ever take place again.
The overcrowding has also resulted in large scale dumping of garbage on the Everest route. One of the most beautiful places on earth is also facing the fury of human exploitation and garbage dumping. We are disrespecting nature -which is a grave cause for concern.
Hikkim World’s Highest Post Office -Special Cover India 2014
The Hikkim Post office in Lahaul Spiti region of Himachal Pradesh in India has a Post Office located at 4440 metres or 14567 feet. It is supposed to be the Highest Post Office in the World. It was established on 05 Nov 1983.
It caters to about 460 persons in that area and mail travels from Hikkim to Kaza by Foot and then to Reckong Peo by Bus and Shimla,then on a train to Kalka and again by Bus to Delhi from where to its final destination.
However the Qomolangma (Everest/Sagarmatha) Base Camp Postal Service in Tibet at 5200m may be the highest Post Office in the World.
A Special Cover issued on 11 Jun 2014 at Shimla on World’s Highest Post Office -Hikkim is listed.