Since before she was born, Pratima Sherpa was destined to have a career in golf. Her parents met while working on one of Nepal’s only golf courses—the Royal Nepal Golf Club in Kathmandu—and Pratima herself was born and raised on the green. The 18-year-old has now played in over 60 tournaments and won 35 trophies, standing as proof that golf is a sport of talent, not affluence. Now, her sights are set on a bigger stage—playing the summer Olympics as the first professional female golfer from Nepal.
Authorities in Nepal are launching a crackdown after it emerged trekking and mountaineering agencies were defrauding insurance companies for millions of dollars by charging them for unnecessary helicopter evacuations from Everest and other mountains in the Himalayas.
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