Posts by Topic: Sherpas & Everest
Happy Losar – Year of the Water Rabbit!
Losar Tashi Delek to you and your loved ones! This Year of the Water Rabbit 2023 (2150 in the Tibetan calendar) is considered a year of hope. Rabbit is the symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity, and people born in the Year of the Rabbit are quick-minded and ingenious.
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.
The view from the Top!
On May 29th, 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and my father Tenzing Norgay made their historic ascent of Chomolungma (Mount Everest). 67 years later, in 2020, the Covid pandemic completely shut down the mountaineering season in Nepal.
Namdu: a loving tribute
Namdu Sherpani, one of the original guiding spirits of the AHF, passed away last week in Kathmandu, surrounded by family.
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.
No oxygen, no problem. No food, big problem
You are our hero! We wanted you to see much your support has helped people in need survive in the pandemic.
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.
Mt. Everest Day, A Perspective
For my family, this year marks the 67th anniversary of my father Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary’s ascent of Chomolungma (Everest) on May 29th, 1953. The occasion this year is bittersweet.
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.
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.