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Kickin it up a notch, Pertemba Sherpa style 1980

It’s 1980 and the legendary Pertemba Sherpa is teaching some of his fellow climbers the fine art of rappelling, in front of Ama Dablam. Was the start of something good for Sherpa mountaineers.

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Gordon Wiltsie, Featured Photographer

"I was very lucky to have photographed this image of the Potala Palace, bathed in glowing morning light, back in 1986, when Lhasa still seemed like a small town. Barely a decade later, I returned to my earlier vantage..."

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Samdo in shutdown

As Nepal entered lockdown, it was snowing in Samdo village, at 12,700’. Supplies are already running short and “We are trying to keep the children in home as much as possible, although they want to play in the snow."

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April in Mustang

In addition to not reopening schools, closing villages to visitors, and preparing the health clinics, the people have decorated the entrance gate to Lo Manthang with sacred Buddhist texts to ward off the Coronavirus.

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Happy Losar! Year of the Iron Mouse

On the first day of the Tibetan year 2167 of the Iron Mouse, we wanted to share heartfelt Losar wishes from AHF students across the Himalaya.

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The healing power of water

Every morning, Ama Taomo, like many women and children in the Himalaya, carries her recycled juice and cooking oil containers to the nearest filter tap and collects safe drinking water for her family.

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Altruism in Action

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Infamous Annual Dinner an unmitigated success. Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of AHF supporters, many, many Himalayan people will have better, happier lives.

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Annapurna's Song

The Jerry Garcia Foundation has released the first album on its Only Love Records music label, Annapurna's Song, Music of the Himalayas, a collaborative project with Seven Seas Music to benefit the American Himalayan Foundation.

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World Kindness Day 2019

World Kindness Day is a global day that promotes the importance of being kind to each other. At our Infamous Annual Dinner last Thursday, our guest speaker, the amazing Matthieu Ricard, helped everyone understand that compassion for others is what binds us all together.

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Human Trafficking in Nepal

Viewpoints Radio chats with Sarah Bakker, the American Himalayan Foundation's Director of Operations, about AHF's STOP Girl Trafficking Initiative, which keeps Nepali girls stay safe from human trafficking by giving them an education.

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