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The True Spirit of Adventure

This weekend May 29th marks the 69th anniversary of my father Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Chomolungma (Everest) in 1953. At that time, it was the closest that man had been to the moon. The lure of Chomolungma today remains insatiable. More than 325 permits were issued this spring to climb the mother Goddess, with a handsome yield of $3.3m for the Government of Nepal in licensing fees.

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Namdu: a loving tribute

Namdu Sherpani, one of the original guiding spirits of the AHF, passed away last week in Kathmandu, surrounded by family.

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Tashi Delek! Thank you for joining us!

Tashi Delek! Thank you so much for joining us for our first virtual Infamous Annual Dinner, Nourishing the Soul & Staying Connected in 2020. There was a little technical glitch in the beginning, so if you missed anything, you can watch it at your convenience here.

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Making miracles happen

A visit to HRDC makes my week. Seeing firsthand the life changing procedures and therapies Dr. Ashok and now his son, Dr. Bibek and the team offer these children is to witness miracles over and over again.

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Keeping the legacy alive

Sir Edmund Hillary and his Himalayan Trust were one of AHF’s very first partners, and while Sir Ed sadly is no longer with us, we help his legacy live on.

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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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Meanwhile, in Nepal...

Nepal is in a strict lockdown until April ​7th. So far, there are only a handful of recorded cases of COVID-19, but lack of testing and info about proper safeguards ​is an ongoing concern.

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A love letter to the AHF family and friends

We feel deeply privileged to be entrusted with your support and belief in us. It makes everything we do possible.

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Rock Star Dawa Takes SGT Up

Twenty-five STOP Girl Trafficking alums and Friday Teachers just took part in a two-days outdoor education and leadership training led by Dawa Yangzum Sherpa, a North Face athlete and Everest and K2 summiter.

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