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Remembering Sir Ed

Today, Sir Edmund Hillary would have turned 100. He was a founding AHF board member and dedicated partner for over 30 years - and a dear friend. Here’s to Sir Ed!

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It's International Everest Day 2019!

Earlier this month, Norbu Tenzing visited a Tibetan refugee school in Pokhara, Nepal. He noticed the students' books were open to a page with a familiar photo: his father's.

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65 years on Everest

On the 65th anniversary of his father and Sir Ed climbing Everest, Norbu reflects on everything that has changed in the Everest area since then, and what lies ahead for the Sherpa people.

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In the Khumbu: Rebuilding in Thame

The 2015 earthquakes hit Thame hard, leaving the gompa damaged and the monks' hostel uninhabitable. We were glad to pitch in with rebuilding, and now the new hostel is nearly ready for the monks to call home.

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Sherpa community celebrates reopening of Khumjung Gompa

400-year-old Khumjung Gompa, damaged beyond repair by the earthquakes, joyfully reopened its doors to the Sherpa community again this weekend.

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Junko Tabei, first woman to climb Everest, passes away

Our condolences to the family of Junko Tabei; she passed away on Thursday at the age of 77. Junko was the first woman to climb Mt. Everest.

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Congrats to Pasang! Climber, humanitarian, and now Adventurer of the Year

“I find that mountains are extremely fair, and they don’t differentiate whether you are a man or a woman, rich or poor.” –Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita

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Uprooted in Namche

Nawang Doka Sherpa, who runs the dental clinic in Namche, managed to treat one last patient just before bad luck struck again.

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At the foot of Everest

Peter Hillary was just two miles south of Everest Basecamp when the earthquake struck.

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Business as usual on Everest

One year after the tragedy on Everest, there are more climbers than ever and it's looking like business as usual.

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