Hero of the Week: Gesman Tamang

Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week… Find out how you can nominate a Hero of the Week at the bottom of the page.

We’ve all seen a movie or two about climbers who take on Mount Everest. There’s a romantic allure about the trek, but it’s one of the most dangerous journeys and often deadly.

Sherpas, the indigenous people of the Himalayas, can handle the mountain and the altitudes like nobody else. But, recently, a sherpa got into trouble. He was at 20,000 feet between Camp 1 and 2 when he fell 200 feet into a crevasse! Some of his fellow comrades heard about the fall and quickly located their friend.

Gesman Tamang made his way down into the area where his friend fell. Gesman started digging out the snow which had prevented his friend from falling any further. The others who were there dropped climbing gear down to help pull him up. The man was finally pulled to safety.

Gesman was surprised his friend survived the fall and credits his strength and bravery for his survival.

Learn more about this story – and see the rescue video – as featured by New Delhi, India’s The Hindustan Times.

Kix’s Response:

So, to Gesman Tamang, who took a risk to save another, you are our ACC Hero!

Nominate a Hero of the Week

Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!

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