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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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Happy Mothers' Day!

Today we want to give a shout-out to hardworking moms all over the world. So, to all the mothers (and grandmothers, aunties, and big sisters stepping up) raising the next generation: Happy Mother's Day! We are grateful for you today and always.

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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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Samdo in shutdown

As Nepal entered lockdown, it was snowing in Samdo village, at 12,700’. Supplies are already running short and “We are trying to keep the children in home as much as possible, although they want to play in the snow."

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April in Mustang

In addition to not reopening schools, closing villages to visitors, and preparing the health clinics, the people have decorated the entrance gate to Lo Manthang with sacred Buddhist texts to ward off the Coronavirus.

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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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The Slums of Surkhet

Ten minutes from the bus depot is a target-rich environment for slavers – a slum alongside a busy, dusty highway. We crossed fetid open drains on sheets of plywood (there are no paths) to meet two of the SGT girls living there.

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Happy Losar! Year of the Iron Mouse

On the first day of the Tibetan year 2167 of the Iron Mouse, we wanted to share heartfelt Losar wishes from AHF students across the Himalaya.

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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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