Wedding on top of Mount Everest




 
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June 3rd, 2005  
SwordFish_13
 
 

Topic: Wedding on top of Mount Everest


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Source:BBC News



A Nepalese couple have exchanged wedding vows on top of Mount Everest, the first people ever to marry there.

They briefly took off their oxygen masks and put on plastic garlands, while the groom symbolically applied red powder on the bride's forehead.

Moni Mule Pati and Pem Dorjee Sherpa were part of the Rotary Centennial Everest Expedition earlier this week.

They had kept the plan secret as there was no guarantee they would reach the top of the world's highest peak.

Arriving back in Kathmandu, the bride said it would not have been possible to meet all the religious requirements, so they did what they could with what was available.


With our interracial marriage, we also wanted to give the message that caste and race has no barriers when it comes to marriage
Pem Dorjee
"We were there only for 10 minutes, just enough for us to get married and our friends to take pictures of us," Ms Mulepati said.

They plan to hold a more formal ceremony soon.

Interracial marriage

Mr Dorjee said other couples had wanted to do the same in the past, but none had managed because they could not get up on top of the peak together.

Fearing the same possibility, they had kept their own plan secret.

The surprised families have welcomed the marriage, which is also unusual because it cuts across Nepal's deep-rooted caste and ethnic divisions.

"With our interracial marriage, we also wanted to give the message that caste and race has no barriers when it comes to marriage," Pem Dorjee, is quoted as saying by the Associated Press.

One Nepalese paper joked that this was a marriage which, if not made in heaven, was solemnised closest to it.

Record

It has been a busy week of mountaineering at Mount Everest at the start of the popular spring climbing season.

On Monday, 45 climbers scaled the 8,850-metre (29,035-feet) peak - including Pem Dorjee and Moni Mulepati.

Nepalese Appa Sherpa broke his own world record by climbing it for the 15th time while two Iranian climbers became the first Muslim women on top of the peak.

A helicopter also crashed at the Everest base camp but there were no major injuries.

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June 3rd, 2005  
CABAL
 
 
Interesting. but yet daring and dangerous.
June 7th, 2005  
Missileer
 
 
What was interracial about it? Both bride and groom look as if they could be twins.
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June 8th, 2005  
behemoth79
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Missileer
What was interracial about it? Both bride and groom look as if they could be twins.
lol. you're right.
June 18th, 2005  
ghost457
 
 
i think they were from different castes, which are kinda like tribes.
June 19th, 2005  
SwordFish_13
 
 
Hi,

Quote:
Originally Posted by Missileer
What was interracial about it? Both bride and groom look as if they could be twins.

Umm BBC has Misquoted it ........ it should be Intercast not Interracial .



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