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Support4Sherpas after the Everest avalanche

Support4Sherpas after the Everest avalanche

Mountain Kingdoms is deeply saddened by the deaths of 16 Sherpa Guides in an avalanche on Mount Everest's Khumbu icefall on April 18th. Although our clients do not travel higher than Everest Base Camp, the Sherpa community is at the heart of our Himalayan business and friends and colleagues in Nepal have lost loved ones. We offer them our condolences and wish to pay tribute to the professionalism and commitment of all the Sherpa guides and porters we work with in Nepal.

We are donating £500 to help the families of the Sherpas who died in this tragedy. Many of our wonderful clients have already asked how they can help. If you would like to donate, we recommend one of two charities: Support4Sherpas and the Himalayan Trust UK.

Himalayan Trust UK

"The Himalayan Trust UK has been working since 1989 to help the mountain people of Nepal. We still hold to the guiding principles laid down by Sir Edmund Hillary when he founded the Trust.The work of Sir Edmund Hillary in the Everest region has seen the building of 27 schools, 12 health clinics, training programmes in over 200 schools, re-forestation projects, and disaster relief".

About Support4Sherpas

"The charity has been in the making for a while but after last Friday’s (18.04.2014) tragic events we feel it is our duty, out of love and compassion, to speed up the process and now help those affected and whose lives have been turned upside down".

"Over the coming weeks and months we will be working closely with our team in Nepal looking at the best way we can offer support and stability to the families whose lives have been changed for ever by ice falls, avalanches and high altitude illnesses.These families rely on the mountains for their income and future and when they lose a loved who worked as a Sherpa they often lose their future. Each donation will go directly to the Sherpa community. Donate £1 and they will receive £1.
The main aim is:
- To fund schooling for the Sherpa’s children and siblings.
- To fund and aid in developing projects so the families can become self-sufficient.
- To fund medical treatment needed for the families.
- To set up mountain training and first aid training for Sherpas

On behalf of all who have sadly been lost and on behalf of our beautiful and unfaltering Nepalese friends we thank you for this support."

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