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Posts by Topic: Sherpas & Everest

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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It's International Everest Day 2019!

Earlier this month, Norbu Tenzing visited a school in Nepal, and 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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