Prakash Adhikari: April 13, 1965 to October 23, 2020

Prakash Adhikari (54), a hero of mountain rescue, passed away on October 23, 2020, in Kathmandu, Nepal, from COVID-19 pneumonia. He worked tirelessly as the executive director of the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA), mostly behind the scenes, to ensure the safety of people in the mountains of Nepal, not only trekkers and climbers, but especially disadvantaged groups including porters and other trekking staff, pilgrims, and seasonal workers.