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Arbindra Khadka

SSA - Glaciological Research Associate , Water and Air

My role at ICIMOD

I work within our Cryosphere Initiative and my role is to support scientific expeditions, process and prepare expedition data for publication.

Arbindra Khadka

Q:

How do you protect the pulse of the planet?

A:

By providing information and some interesting facts about changes in glaciers and meteorology the Himalayan region, I can educate and warn people so that we can together protect the pulse of the planet.

Q:

What is your favorite part of the work you do at ICIMOD?

A:

Teamwork, I think success is neither possible at high altitude nor at any altitude nor any work without excellent teamwork. That’s why I love to work with the fantastic cryosphere team here and with our partners.

Q:

What are you passionate about?

A:

Sports, adventure and traveling are what I love most and I’m happy that my work combines all these things. I’m particularly passionate about trekking and climbing, having climbed Pokalde Peak, Lori Peak and Amphu-Lapcha pass once each and Mera peak 3 times.

Q:

My qualifications

A:

I hold a Master’s degree in Hydrology and Meteorology from the Central Department of Hydrology and Meteorology of Tribhuvan University, Nepal. Besides this, I have participated in and led many research expeditions in the Nepali Himalaya up to 6400m elevation with national and international groups including the French Research Institute for Development (IRD), Utrecht University and a team from National Geographic Society. In December 2019 I had an opportunity to present about high altitude meteorology in the American Geophysical Union(AGU) meeting.

I’m also an official trekking guide of the Government of Nepal.