Global Wellness Day Reaches New Heights on Mt. Everest

The Global Wellness Day flag has been placed at the top of Mt. Everest // Photo courtesy of Global Wellness Day

Worldwide wellness initiative Global Wellness Day (GWD) has truly reached the top of the world, thanks to Lhakpa Sherpa and the team at 7 Summit Adventures who recently placed a GWD flag on the top of Mt. Everest.

The expedition was led by Mingma Gelu Sherpa, managing director of 7 Summits Club, who has scaled Everest eight times and is a Guinness Book of World Record holder. The team, which included Lhakpa Sherpa, and Alex Abramov, president of 7 Summits Club, climbed the world’s tallest mountain from the Tibet-China side. Lhakpa Sherpa, a Nepal native who now lives in Connecticut, hold the world record for number of summits of Everest held by a woman. Sanjay Lama, Global Wellness Day ambassador for Nepal, presented a certificate of appreciation to Lhakpa Sherpa this past June for taking the GWD flag up Everest.

Sanjay Lama (left) and Lhakpa Sherpa (right)

Global Wellness Day is an entirely non-for-profit day that is dedicated to living well. All activities that are part of GWD are free of charge and open to the public, in hopes of helping participants realize that one day of wellness can change their whole life. In 2018, GWD was celebrated in more than 100 countries at 5,000 different locations. To date, there are 86 Global Wellness Day ambassadors, 24 key supporters, and four advisors across the globe promoting and developing the cause.

 

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