5 Ways to Help the Sherpas of Everest
Here are some ways to assist Sherpa families, including those affected by the avalanche.
The deaths of 16 Sherpas in the April 18 avalanche on Mount Everest have spurred an outpouring of sympathy, particularly in the climbing community. Many people are looking for ways to help.
These five nonprofit campaigns assist Sherpa communities in Nepal. Some are raising money directly for victims of the recent tragedy:
Individual donors can help this foundation, which has been teaching Sherpas mountaineering skills since 2003, by purchasing photos of the Everest region and its people donated by professional photographers, including National Geographic's Aaron Huey. (To see and purchase photos, click here.) All of the proceeds will go to the Sherpa community.
This nonprofit will match donations (up to $1,000) to the Himalayan Trust to provide scholarships to children impacted