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Posts by Topic: Sherpas & Everest

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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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