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www.FundraisingLectures.org : Host - Attend a Nepal Everest Earthquake Fund-Raising Interactive Slide Video Show - Lecture Presentation by SummitClimb Leader Dan Mazur, during February 2018

  • Fundrasie At Kalapather. Photo by Patty Burritt
  • Fundrasie Deboche Nunnery Nun. Photo Mingma sherpa
  • Fundrasie Dr. Brian Rolfson checking baby
  • Fundrasie Little bit rubbish at Gorekshep.
  • Fundrasie Resting near Jafre to Remote village trek. Photo Dan Mazur
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During 5-15 February, working together with the Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development, one of our leaders Dan Mazur is presenting a Lecture Series featuring stories, videos and slides from his many Himalayan Expeditions to K2, Everest, and more than 50 other of our world's highest peaks in 7 nations. There is no fee for these lectures, as the purpose is to raise funds for rebuilding after the terrible earthquake which struck Nepal, taking more than 9000 lives. If you know of any lecture venues, please be in touch:

So far, here is the schedule -
 
  • Mon 5th February - Guildford
  • Tues 6th February - Oxford
  • Wed 7th February - Seeking a Venue
  • Thurs 8th February - Seeking a Venue
  • Fri 9th February - Penryn, near Falmouth
  • Sat 10th February - Seeking a Venue
  • Sun 11th February - Seeking a Venue
  • Mon 12th February - Seeking a Venue
  • Tues 13th February - Seeking a Venue
  • Wed 14th February – Private lecture in London
  • Thurs 15th February - Central London

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DAN MAZUR'S FREE TALKS & LECTURES FEBRUARY 2018

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Earthquake Update From Mount Everest, where we are working with kind and friendly local Tibetan and Nepali people to help adapt to the changes brought by an earthquake which struck the Everest region on 25 April 2015, lasting about 40 seconds. This was the largest earthquake for 80 years. About 2 in 10,000 have tragically passed away in collapsed antique farm style buildings made of mud and stone with no support nor concrete. In the high mountains, ice shook loose in a few places, and unluckily, basecamp was hit. As the tremor came at noon, most everyone was up and around and able to run away. However, some did not make it. We send our deepest condolences to the victims families and friends. Lets work together to rebuild Nepal.

Please watch this video clip which displays how the earthquake affected the region: www.EverestEarthquakeVideo.org   

Bring our project coordinator to your home or town to present a fundraising lecture. At the time of the earthquake (noon on Saturday, 25 April 2015) Daniel Mazur was above base camp in Camp 1 climbing the Nepal side of Everest with his team. On that day, 18 people in base camp tragically lost their lives. Our deepest condolences to their families, friends, and colleagues. Since that fateful day, Dan has been on the ground in Nepal thoroughout the Everest and Nepal earthquake, the aftershocks, and during the relief efforts, and has a fascinating story to tell with breathtaking and at times shocking photos and videos. He travels the world making presentations each July, August, January, February and March and would like to visit you and make a personal presentation to your audience in order to raise funds for www.MountEverestFoundation.org .

During July, August, January, February, and March, SummitClimb and SummitTrek leader and Mount Everest Foundation supporter Dan Mazur is taking his Nepal Everest Earthquake lecture tour on the road and we want YOU to take part. Contact info@MountEverestFoundation.org now if you would like to host or attend one of these colourful 80 minute live multi-media presentations. Please let us know if you or a friend would like to host Dan at the venue of your choice. Thank you very much.  



Cambridge University Mountain Club hosts Dan Mazur presentation.

My name is Dan Mazur,  I work as an expedition leader for www.SummitClimb.com and www.SummitTrek.com . I just returned from climbing Everest in Nepal. At the time of the earthquake (noon on Saturday, 25 April) I was above base camp in Camp 1 climbing the Nepal side of Everest with our team. On that day, 18 people in base camp tragically lost their lives. Our deepest condolences to their families, friends, and colleagues. Since that fateful day, I have been on the ground in Nepal thoroughout the Everest and Nepal earthquake, the aftershocks, and during the relief efforts, and have a fascinating story to tell with breathtaking and at times shocking photos and videos.  

I’m also known for turning my Everest team around just below the summit in order to rescue a fallen Australian climber named Lincoln Hall. Also I led the famous K2 climb featured in Greg Mortenson's "3 Cups of Tea".

I travel the world making presentations each July, August, January, February and March and would like to visit you and make a personal presentation to your audience in order to raise funds for www.MountEverestFoundation.org .

 
 The only health post in all of Patale district, serving 600 famiies, was destroyed by an Earthquake. Damage Patle Health Center.  Damage wood from Patle Health Center. Photo Jangbu

The reason I am contacting you now is because during July, August, January, February and March I will be travelling around the world to present captivating multimedia slide and video lectures in aid of the www.MountEverestFoundation.org with the Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development (MEFSD). We are currently working to add extra dates to the tour. Are you or anyone you know able to host a lecture? I am interested to speak to a variety of audiences at venues such as companies, schools, clubs, shops, parishes, pubs, other organisations, or at gatherings of your families, friends, or workplace.

 
Dan on Ama Dablam, the world's most famous snow, rock & ice climb (Duane Morrison). Aspiring Sherpas learn technical climbing together with our team of men and women of all ages and abilities from around the world.

The lectures are colourful 30 to 80 minute live multi-media presentations with me presenting and describing the shocking Everest Nepal Earthquake. They feature  at time graphic photos, videos, and action videos telling exciting stories of the climbs, mountains, Sherpas, environments, and all of the climbers we have met on Everest, K2, and the world's most famous peaks as well as lesser known and unclimbed mountains throughout Tibet, Nepal, Pakistan, India, China, Russia, and South America. Not only that, but I will discuss our team's dramatic rescue on Everest of an Australian named Lincoln Hall from just below the summit of Everest. In addition, we will encourage everyone in the audience to share stories and even to participate in a conversation about ethics in climbing, "what's fair" in the mountains, and how we manage our impacts on the mountain environments and people we visit.

The lectures are in aid of the www.MountEverestFoundation.org and MEFSD - The Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development in Nepal and Tibet which exists to help local families help themselves to recover from the earthquake, and to build schools and hospitals and environmental projects in remote areas near to Mount Everest:
www.MountEverestFoundationNews.org .

Projects which the MEFSD supports

  • Sherpa Training School -www.SherpaClimbingSchool.org building a new school for training 30 aspiring young Sherpas, seeking climbing equipment and clothing donations. Big thanks to RAB Equip-UK for generous ongoing support of the Sherpas. Individuals an companies are encouraged to become involved with equipment, clothing and boot donations.
  • The Deboche Nunnery project. Restoring the Pema Choling Buddhist women’s convent, where impoverished nuns live in a leaky old convent. The Deboche Earthquake has been destroyed and fund raising is in progress. Rebuilding will happen in the next few weeks. Please go to www.DebocheProject.org .
  • Cleaning up Mount Everest. Building a waste treatment facility for Everest Base Camp and monitoring water quality there. Currently in the design phase with Kathmandu University, Seattle University, and Engineers Without Borders. Experimental Project is taking place now at Kathmandu University. Please go to www.CleaningUpMountEverest.org .
  • Dhaurakharka Schools: funds required for teacher's salaries and to repair the school for 240 students, where there has been severe earthquake damage. Rebuilding has already begun: www.MountEverestFoundtion.org
  • Chhermading school: New school buildings, supplies, and teacher’s salaries required, for 500 students,  where there is severe earthquake damage. Rebuilding has already begun: www.MountEverestFoundtion.org.
  • Dhaurkharka Health Clinic serving 600 families. Funding expenses for building repairs, worker's salary, ongoing education, worker’s accommodation, maintainance and upkeep, and a steady supply of good quality medicines. The clinic was severely damaged in the earthquake and all of the medicines are gone. Rebuilding has already begun: www.MountEverestFoundtion.org .

Proposed Location and Design of Everest Base Camp Biogas Shelter in Gorak Shep, by Joseph Swain.

So in conclusion, I anticipate meeting you, your family, freinds, and colleagues and presenting an exciting programme of stories, films and photos about climbing our world's highest mountains and visiting exotic places where very few people are able to venture, all in aid of a very good cause.

Please let me know if you or a friend would like to host me at the venue of your choice. Thank you very much. To host a lecture or if you know of someone who might like to, please email: info@MountEverestFoundation.org or dan@summitclimb.com There are NO speakers’ fees; I simply request a donation to the MEFSD.

I hope that you can help or suggest local companies, schools,clubs, shops, parishes, pubs, or other organisations who may be interested. I am also very glad to make a private presentation to you, your family, groups of friends, your workplace, parish, or local pub. We can also provide colourful posters which you can display and help to spread the word among people in your community who might wish to join the audience.

Jangbu Sherpa fixing rope on the Summit Ridge of Mount Baruntse. Photo Markus Gyelje Sherpa fixing rope in the lower part of the grey tower. Checkout camp two on top of the yellow tower in the lower left. photo by Maaike Braat
(Team on their way up the 2nd Step (David O'Brien).  Jangbu Sherpa fixing rope on the Summit Ridge of Mount Baruntse. Photo Markus. Gyelje Sherpa fixing rope in the lower part of the grey tower. Checkout camp two on top of the yellow tower in the lower left. photo by Maaike Braat.

Thank you very much for your support and consideration of and care for the people of Nepal.

I look forward to a chance to meet you and present to your group.

-Dan Mazur
Email: info@MountEverestFoundation.org , Dan@SummitClimb.com
UK telephone: +44 (0)7810 375400
UK address: 30 Downfield Lodge, Downfield Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2TQ, England;
Skype: dan.mazur8848 ;
Latest charity / non-profit news:
www.MountEverestFoundationNews.org
www.facebook.com/DanielLeeMazur
http://www.facebook.com/summitclimbers
www.twitter.com/@DanielMazur
http://www.youtube.com/user/MountEverestVideo
http://www.linkedin.com/in/daniellmazur
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Mazur ;

Sherpa fixing rope on Cho Oyu. Photo Mark. Kunnar Karu, Jangbu Sherpa, and Arnold Coster, on the summit of Ama Dablam. Photo by Kunar Karu

Sherpa fixing rope on Cho Oyu. Photo Mark. Kunnar Karu, Jangbu Sherpa, and Arnold Coster, on the summit of Ama Dablam. Photo
by Kunar Karu

Sherpas helping a member to cross the Khumbu Ice fall. Photo Stew. Sherpas helping a member to cross the Khumbu Ice fall. Photo Squash.

Sherpas helping a member to cross the Khumbu Ice fall. Photo Squash & Stew

Dan Mazur is well known for his heroic rescue of Lincoln Hall in 2006, abandoning his own team’s summit attempt when other climbers had left Hall for dead. Dan has decades of experience and building deep relationships working alongside the sherpa community in the foothills of this famous mountain. In addition to his infamous climbing skills, he is also the Director of the Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development in Nepal and Tibet , supporting cultural preservation, restoration, and education projects to sustain local communities as well as supporting environmental cleanup projects and awareness in order to calm the effects of tourism in the Himalaya.

In 2013, Dan Mazur and Marcia MacDonald brought a critical project to Architects Without Borders-Seattle – the renovation of the Deboche Convent . Just steps off of the trek to Base Camp, the convent is extreme disrepair; sleeping, eating and studying quarters are nearly uninhabitable, particularly in the extreme winter temperatures. While the well-known Tyangboche Monastery, only a 30 minute walk away, has received significant international attention and funding for its facilities, the Deboche Nunnery, has largely been ignored. Architects Without Borders – Seattle is embarking on the critical renovation of the living quarters and the design of a new meditation center to be able to house, feed and educate local women and girls from the surrounding areas. The new meditation center will also be able to host trainings and retreats for serious practitioners, providing critical income generation activities.

In Spring 2014 Dan was the guest speaker at the Architects Without Borders fundraising event which was a sell-out.

Contact info@MountEverestFoundation.org now if you would like to host or attend one of these colourful 80 minute live multi-media presentations. Please let us know if you or a friend would like to host Dan at the venue of your choice. Thank you very much.

LECTURE NEWS: In February and March of 2013 lots of amazing people attended our lectures.These were hosted by our leader Dan Mazur and Ms. Samantha 'Squash' Falconer. Dan has summited Mt Everest 9 times and Mt. K2 twice. ‘Squash’ has reached the summits of both Cho Oyu and Mount Everest.

The audience witnessed breath-taking presentations. Incorporating beautiful photos and 'edge of your seat' action videos telling exciting stories of the climbs, mountains, environments and people they meet. This was all in the name of raising funds for charity/non-profit causes such as the ALL NEW www.SherpaTrainingSchool.org together with the Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development, helping poor families living near Everest help themselves with Health, Education, Environmental and Cultural Preservation.

"Squash", who is 29, loves riding her motorbike from her house to the base of the mountain, climbing up to the summit with ice axe, ropes, and crampons, then jumping off in her paraglider. She has awesome movies and funny inspiring stories.

 

Squash loves riding her motorbike to the foot of the big peaks with her paraglider on her back!, Squash loves climbing high summits like Mount Everest. , Squash flying her paraglider among tall icy mountains.. Samantha "Squash" Falconer (Photo Squash)

Dan Mazur is known for turning his Everest team around just below the summit in order to rescue a fallen Australian climber named Lincoln Hall, even when other teams walked past him and did nothing to help. Dan also is known for leading the K2 climb featured in Greg Mortenson's "3 Cups of Tea". Dan spins a fascinating selection of tales about tragedy and triumph on Everest, K2, and the rugged and remote mountains, cultures, and environments of Pakistan, Tibet, India, Nepal, and Central Asian Republics.

   Stewart leads his rope team along the moraine out of camp one as the trees begin to fade away 
 Elselien is showing a photo she just took to these local women, surprised and excited; unaccustomed to seeing photos of themselves (J Vavruska). (Anna Moll).  Stewart leads his rope team along the moraine out of camp one as the trees begin to fade away

WE CONTINUE OUR FOCUS ON "GIVING-BACK" AND HELPING THE MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES WE VISIT.

In December 2012, we were in a remote roadless village near Everest and found several injured Sherpa children who needed help, including a badly infected baby, her mother, and a boy who lost his eye in an accident. Thanks to concerned donors, we brought these wounded and destitute Sherpas to Kathmandu, the exotic, friendly, and peaceful capital city of Nepal, where they received excellent lifesaving medical care, and returned to their villages in good shape. For more please visit: www.ServiceTrekNews.org.

Hamu and Nimke Sherpa after exam, diagnosis and medicine - treatment prescription at Helping Hands Hospital Purba Sherpa's eye was injured in a scuffle with another child when he was just 14 years old. Now our service trek has brought him to Kathmandu to see if it can be treated

Hamu and Nimke Sherpa after exam, diagnosis and medicine - treatment prescription at Helping Hands Hospital, Purba Sherpa's eye was injured in a scuffle with another child when he was just 14 years old. Now our service trek has brought him to Kathmandu to see if it can be treated.

We are very excited about our January-February 2014 charity fund raising presentation lectures where we will tell inspiring stories and show amazing photos of Everest and raise awareness, support, and new and used climbing and trekking equipment and clothing for the new www.SherpaTrainingSchool.org . Come out and participate in the presentations. Make new friends and meet the leaders and members of SummitClimb, SummitTrek, and the Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development. Would you like to invite us and organise a lecture in your town? Please do, as there is still some availability in our schedule.

By the way, In July 2012 we gave back to international mountain communities when we offered a 100% free of cost Summer Glacier School to encourage new and old climbers, men and women of all ages and abilities from all over the world. Watch for news of our 2014 free of cost, no-charge winter and summer climbing schools open to everyone. www.CascadeGlacierSchool.org  

The glacier school lines up on the moraine ascending to high camp. From the left, Rick, Heather, Jen, Bill, Maryana, Stephanie, Heather, Scott, Dale, Jeff, Allen, Abhi, Randy, Ulyana, Ania Kyler, Wes, Sonya, Tracy, Charlie, Stewart, Vance (Dan Mazur).

Dan Mazur is one of our lecturers and he presents an exciting one hour and ten minute interactive film photo show. Dan is known for leading Greg Mortenson's "Three Cups of Tea" expedition to K2 and the rescue of Lincoln Hall from just below the summit of Everest, which was featured on a special 1-hour NBC Dateline programme.

You may have heard of the tragic death of Briton David Sharp, blind climber Thomas Meier and a dramatic rescue on Everest in June, of an Australian named Lincoln Hall from just below the summit of Everest by our team of Myles Osborne from Warsash-Southampton, Phil Crampton from Nottingham, Andrew Brash from Calgary, Jangbu Sherpa and yours truly, Dan Mazur from Bristol and Seattle. The story was featured on Discovery Channel and NBC Today Show and Dateline. I thought you might be interested to see a 16 minute video of the Sharp and Meier tragedies and Hall Rescue, including Sir Edmund Hillary's (may God rest his soul) famous statement about how badly behaved modern climbers can be when forced to choose between giving up their own goals and rescuing a fellow climber. Not only does Dan's lecture highlight the inspirational and beautiful ascent of Everest, but also focuses on some of the deeper ethical controversies, which can shed light on the difficult choices all of us face in our daily lives.

 

Lincoln Hall finds his glasses in the snow. Lincoln Hall after we put his hat and gloves on but before we put him on Oxygen.

2014 lecture/presentation opportunities. Please tell all of your friends! Please click on a link below to view information about our lectures or just scroll down.

Introduction:

You are invited to attend lively video and slideshow presentations and discussions about Himalayan climbing and trekking around, in order to raise awareness and funds to help poor local farm families living on the 'wrong side' of Mt Everest in Nepal and Tibet, where tourists never go, to help themselves build local hospitals and schools, environmental and cultural preservation projects. Mt Everest and Mt. K2.

We encourage all of our leaders to make fascinating presentations around the world to companies, clubs, groups, etcetera; to share beautiful photos and action videos; to tell their exciting stories of the climbs, mountains, environments and people they meet, all in the name of raising funds for charity/non-profit causes such as the MEF.

We appreciate your thoughtful consideration in our eight year of raising funds for what we believe to be a very worthy charity/non-profit. Dan is an adventure speaker with more than 200 presentations about his 20 years of leading climbs and treks in the Himalayas to every type of group including schools, clubs, corporations, libraries, etcetera.

There is truly something for everyone in these shows, with exciting climbing and trekking stories, exotic landscapes, fascinating cultures, and interesting discussion about best practices in the rugged and remote mountains of Pakistan, Tibet, India, Nepal, and Central Asian Republics. Dan has presented in countless venues previously to a wide variety of audiences, including clubs, shops, schools, universities, companies, etcetera.

Would you please assist us by making suggestions as to charity non-profit fund raising possibilities, promotional strategies, likely venues, as well as audiences. We hope to organize a selection of dates throughout the world for these colorful 80 minute live multi-media presentations. back to top

Do you know of any group, school, university, club, shop, company, or other organization which might be interested? Please get in touch!! please email: info@MountEverestFoundation.org

Baruntse summit ridge. Photo Marus
 
Baruntse summit ridge. Photo Marus.Sean climbing the Yellow Tower, showing the team you do not need to pull on the ropes to get to the top, on Ama Dablam) (photo right by Dan Mazur).

Lecture Topics:

I am extremely honoured to make a presentation to you and your group. We can tailor the presentation to fit your own needs. The most popular presentation is:

  • A. 30 minutes of Dan narrating live the gripping powerpoint slide show story of when he climbed Everest as a young man with Anatoli Boukreev. This is his standard presentation and generally most appreciated by the audience........
  • B. 18 minute action DVD of the rescue of Lincoln Hall in May of 2006, that was featured on the NBC television and international media.
  • C. 7 minute action DVD about www.mounteverestfoundation.org
  • D. Afterward: extensive question and answer and discussion with the audience.
  • Usually, the above will use the amount of time allotted (60 - 90 minutes). If yours is shorter, such as the average school class-period presentation of 50 minutes, then there may only be time for 1 video from the above....
  • E. Other options are available for the more enduring audience:
  • i. Seven minute DVD about the death of Scott Fischer in the 1996 "Into Thin Air" disaster written about by John Krakauer and featuring the tragic death of Anatoli Boukreev on Christmas day 1997.
  • ii. 22 minute action DVD on k2 with famous climbers Rob Hall, Gary Ball, Ed Viesturs, Scott Fischer, Neil Beidleman.
  • iii. 19 minute action DVD featuring famous climber Greg Child and first ascents on the back side of K2.
  • iv. Near death on Mustagata
  • v. Unclimbed peaks near K2 in china with Greg Child and unclimbed peaks in Tibet near Lhasa,
  • vi. And many others.

We don't have a speakers fee, but request a donation to the charity Mount Everest Foundation, working together with poor families living in the foothills near Everest building hospitals, schools, and environmental projects. Dan enjoys speaking to all groups and meeting people, its very fun for him and all for a good cause.

You can see Dan's bio at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Mazur .

 
Exciting stories of trekking in the Khumbu valley. Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Sherpa people. See this unique village trekking to and from Everest basecamp in Nepal (Tunc Findik). Our team in Everest basecamp in Tibet (Coling Pacey). Anatoly Bukreev and Vladimir Balyberdin at basecamp. (DL Mazur).Our members approaching camp 2 at at 7500 metres/24,600 feet. Myles Osbourne
 
Baruntse summit ridge 6950 m. Photo Tunc.
 
Baruntse summit ridge 6950 m. Photo Tunc. Sherpa assisting Ken Stalter across a crevasse on the North Col.
 
Lecture Equipment: Here is a list of the audio/visual equipment we would like provided for a successful presentation:
  • 1. lcd type projector
  • 2. dvd player/laptop
  • 3. laptop with powerpoint
  • 4. Extension leads from the mains to the center of the room
  • 5. Multi point power strip
  • 6. Screen (larger is better)
  • 7. Loudspeakers (computer speakers will sometimes work)
  • 8. Amplifier to power the speakers
  • 9. Lead to connect laptop and cd player (headphone jack style) which will connect into the amplifier so the sound can go through the speakers.
  • 10. Microphone which will work with the amplifier and speakers. This is necessary for groups larger than 20.
  • 11. A person who knows how to connect everything, as I am terrible at this.

Please note: in addition to watching my power point presentation which will be run from your laptop using Powerpoint, (do you have Microsoft Powerpoint installed and configured?) the audience will be watching two films totaling 25 minutes. The film is going to be on a DVD disc running in your laptop computer, connected to a video projector you will provide. Have you tried watching a film on a DVD in your laptop? If not, please try that now to be sure it will work. Thanks.

Also, unfortunately, as these projectors do not have good loudspeakers (if any), you will need to provide good loudspeakers to connect to the computer so the audience can hear the soundtrack well. These type of loudspeakers need their own power source. "Computer speakers" that you plug into your home computer aren't loud enough for an audience of more than 20 people. When you are making your equipment plans, please be sure to speak with a person who understands the equipment needs, has setup and tested everything well beforehand, and will be able to be there on the night of the presentation and knows how to connect and troubleshoot everything, as I am terrible at this. I have had some shows that turned out to be silent movies when the computer software and/or audio equipment and hook ups failed! I recall an embarrassing moment for the rotary club of Malibu, when their 100 person audience sat through an 18 minute silent movie, when the 'computer speakers' someone brought from home were only audible from a five foot radius! Thanks very much for your attention to the equipment needs and please let me know if there are any questions. back to top

Tourists walking around at Kathmandu Darbar Square. Photo Linda. Cremation of human body at Arya Gath inside Pasupati Nath, one of the biggest Hindu temple in Kathmandu.

Tourists walking around at Kathmandu Darbar Square. Photo Linda. Cremation of human body at Arya Gath inside Pasupati Nath, one of the biggest Hindu temple in Kathmandu.

Monk and Money at Swayambhunath, one of the biggest Buddhist stupa in Kathmandu. Monkey at Monkey temple. Photo Deha Shrestha

Monk and Money at Swayambhunath, one of the biggest Buddhist stupa in Kathmandu. Monkey at Monkey temple. Photo Deha Shrestha

Charity/Non-Profit:

A bit more about the charity/non-profit that the proceeds from our lectures benefit:

Mount Everest Foundation for the Sustainable Development of Nepal and Tibet, which helps local people living on the 'wrong side' of Everest help themselves to build schools and hospitals, educate health workers and teachers, and develop environmental projects to help poor families in Nepal and Tibet. back to top

Past Performance:

 
View of Nuptse, Lhotse, Everest and Ama Dablam just 15 minutes walk from Namche. (Sandra Le Duc). Our members trekking along a river near Pangboche on a beautiful sunny day.

At this time, we would like to take the opportunity to send the heartfelt thanks to those who hosted and organised the lectures, and the generous audiences who came and donated, in order to raise funds for charity non-profit. The MEF is deeply indebted to you for all of your fine help and all that you have done. Thank You Very Much! Please scroll down to see the list of venues where Dan has lectured.  back to top

After making an exciting Everest presentation, Squash Falconer from the www.MountEverestFoundation.org receives an extremely generous cheque from Lauren Montemayor of the Caltech Alpine Club on 7 March, 2013. Photo by Flo Tomlinson Dan Mazur, Deaf Climber Sonya Wilson, and Squash Falconer at the CalTech Alpine Club Presentation, 7 March, 2013.

After making an exciting Everest presentation, Squash Falconer from the www.MountEverestFoundation.org receives an extremely generous cheque from Lauren Montemayor of the Caltech Alpine Club on 7 March, 2013. Photo by Flo Tomlinson. Dan Mazur, Deaf Climber Sonya Wilson, and Squash Falconer at the CalTech Alpine Club Presentation, 7 March, 2013.

Lecture Hosts/Organizers -

2014 lectures: 

  • Wednesday 22 Jan 2014. Bristol AC Southwest, Rose of Denmark Pub.

2013 lectures: 

  • Tuesday 5 March 2013 - Santa Rosa, California RIM Club
  • Wednesday 6 March 2013 - Visalia Fox Theatre, CA
  • Thursday 7 March 2013 - CalTech CA
  • Tuesday 12th March 2013 - University of Wisconsin-Platteville

2011 lectures:

  • 29 January: Dubai: Arabia Outdoors lecture at Haya Outdoor Centre.
  • 30 January - 2 February: Dubai: Fundraising walk on Stairway to Heaven.
  • 4 February: Abu Dhabi: Australian School Lecture.
  • 8 February: New York Athletic Club
  • 9 February: Larchmont Country Club

2010 lectures:

  • 18 June: Agua Verde Kayak Club.
  • 18 March, REI Flagship Store in Seattle at 7 pm, ()222 Yale Ave N, Seattle)
  • 17 March meeting, 7 pm at Pyramid Ale House (1201 First Avenue South, Seattle)
  • 18 February. San Francisco. 7:00 p.m. at the downtown North Face store on Post Street.
  • 4 February, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. Willi Unsoeld Lecture series at The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA (Evergreen Longhouse)
  • 12 January, Tuesday, 6:30pm at 213 South Main Street (Red Door), Moscow, Idaho.
  • 14 January, Thursday, 7:30pm at Walla Walla Community College in the Health Sciences Auditorium.

2009 lectures:

  • 14 January - Pierce County Library: University Place Branch
  • 18 January - Pierce County Library: Bonny Lake Branch
  • 29 January - Tenino HighSchool
  • 9 February - Pierce County Library: Orting Branch
  • 10 February - Pierce County Library: Summit Branch
  • 11 February - Pierce County Library: Buckley Branch
  • 14 February - Pierce County Library: Eatonville Branch
  • 13-15 March - Association for Experiential Education (AAE): Northwest Region Conference
  • 17 March - Pierce County Library: Tillicum Branch

2008 lectures: 

  • 4 December - U of Oregon Outdoor 

2007 lectures:

  • 12 December Reading RISC AAC
  • 10 December Portland Trio Nasp
  • 21 November San Francisco World Expeditions
  • 19 September Redmond Overlake School
  • 25 August Orlando FFI
  • 18 August Timberline Lodge Young Presidents Organization International
  • 25 March AAC New England Section
  • 22 March Renton Primary School
  • 16 March Redding Mountain Bike Club
  • 13 March Aberdeen Mountain Club
  • 14 March London Castle Climbing Centre
  • 15 March Basingstoke-Alton Climbing Club
  • 10 March Vancouver Thomas Jefferson Middle School
  • 5 March Vancouver Cascade Middle School
  • 27 February Laguna Niguel Bacchus Society
  • 24 February Los Angeles Beit T'Shuvah Recovery Center
  • 23 February Pasadena REI
  • 22 February Polytechnic School
  • 21 February Malibu Rotary Club
  • 20 February University of Chapel Hill
  • 19 February Charlotte North Carolina Jesse Brown's
  • 16 February Vancouver International Film Festival
  • 15 February Seattle Language Academy
  • 10 February Longbranch Improvement Club
  • 8 February Seattle Feathered Friends
  • 20 January Seattle Washington CEO Convention
  • 14 January Clearwater Convention Center
  • 13 January Tampa BigCat Foundation back to top

2006 Lectures:

  • 17 December Bristol Climbing Club
  • 14 December Birmingham Climbing Club
  • 6 December Malibu Jewish Center back to top

2005 Lectures:

  • 11 January, Southern California Mountaineers Association, RockClimbing. org, Los Angeles
  • 24 January, 7:00 pm, Summit Canyon Mountaineering, 732 Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs, CO, 81601, Shane Edmonds (970) 945-7062;
  • 25 January, 7:30 pm, Steamboat Springs Community Centre, next to the Bud Werner Memorial Library, 1289 Lincoln Avenue, Steamboat Springs, CO, 80477, George Barlow, (970) 879-5453;
  • 26 January, 7:15 pm, Wild Mountain Outfitters (near Candyman), 851 Saint Michael's Drive, Santa Fe, NM, 87505, Jon and Jan Asher, (505) 986-1152;
  • 27 January, 7:30 pm, Colorado Mountaineering Club, Boulder Club House, Table Mesa Shopping Centre, 633 South Broadway, Unit N , Boulder, CO, 80305, Bob Guthrie (720) 838-4197;
  • 2 February, 7:30 pm. Red Lion, Redding, California, Ginger Cloud (530) 275-8238
  • 5 February, 2:00 pm, Vertical Ventures, 5402-E Pioneer Park Blvd., Tampa, FL, 33634, (813) 884-ROCK
  • 6 February, 10:00 am, The Harbourview Centre, 300 Cleveland Street, Clearwater, FL, 33755, (727) 462-6778
  • 8 February, 7:00 pm, Jesse Brown's, Sharon Corners, 4732 Sharon Road, Across from South Park Mall, Charlotte, NC, 28210, Jeff Botz (704) 287-7910
  • 9 February, 7:45 pm, Eisenhart Auditorium, 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY, 14603, Stu Milligan, Adirondack Mountain Club, (585) 436-5581
  • 10 February, 7:00 pm, Thoreau School, 91 Laurel Street, Concord, MA, 01742, Near Concord Centre, Court Booth, Concord-Carlisle Adult & Community Education, (978) 318-1540
  • 11 February, 7:00 pm, Bresnahan School, 333 High Street, Newburyport, MA, 01950, Tim Hanke, CubMaster, Pack 21, (978) 462-5745
  • 21 February, 20:00, Climbing Centre Rock Steady, Zanderijweg 12-14, Bussum, Netherlands, tel 079-3230323;
  • 22 February, 19:30, Climbing Centre Ayers Rock, Buytenparklaan 14, Zoetenmeer, Netherlands 035-6925000;
  • 23 February, 7:30 pm, King Edward Hall, High Street, Lindfield, West Sussex, England.
    Next to 'White horse pub' and opposite the village pond. Mike East, 07885402526
    01444 484970
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Lectures 2003 & 2004:

  • 19 November. Alpine Club Northern Lecture Series: Hathersage
  • 27 November, London, Private showing. Henry Dallal
  • 9 December. Focus Fitness, Albuquerque
  • 10 December. Wild Mountain Outftters, Santa Fe
  • 11 December, EMS Denver
  • 12 December. EMS Boulder
  • 14 December, Winter Park, Beaver's Condos
  • 17 December, Lake Oswego
  • 7 January, Seattle, Second Ascent
  • 15 January. Greenspoint Club, Houston
  • 16 January. Continental Reservations Center, Houston
  • 20 January. Appalachian Mountain Club. Boston
  • 21 January. MIT Outing Club, Cambridge
  • 22 January. Wilderness House, Boston
  • 23 January. St Johnsbury Academy, Vermont (3 shows)
  • 26 January Syracuse Carrier Circle, New York
  • 27 January. Suny Oneonta, New York
  • 1 February, Nivon, Rotterdam back to top
  • 3 February Sleaford Mountain Club
  • 5 February Christ's Hospital School, Horsham
  • 9 February. Pipeworks Gym, Sacramento
  • 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, and 25 February for A16, Southern California, with Pemba Doma Sherpa, first Nepalese woman to climb Everest and Survive, and Murari Sharma, trekking expert.
  • England and Wales: 10-20 February, 2003: Central Asia Institute
  • Monday, 10 February, Guildford Mountain Club meeting at "The Boathouse" 8pm
  • Tuesday, 11 February, 2003, Alpine Club, London, 7:30pm
  • Thursday, 13 February, Saatchi's, London
  • Sunday, 16 February, 2003, Theatre Brycheiniog, Brecon, Wales, 7pm
  • Tuesday, 18 February, Rockhopper Mountain Club, London, at the Bull and Mouth, 8pm
  • Thursday, 20 February, 2003, Taunton Leisure, Bedminster, Bristol, 8pm
  • Colorado and New Mexico: January 23-30, 2003: Anatoli Boukreev Memorial Fund
  • Thursday, January 23, 2003: Colorado Mountain Club, Golden, 7:00pm
  • Friday, January 24, 2003: EMS-Denver, 7:00pm
  • Monday, January 27, 2003, Stone Age Climbing Gym, Albuquerque, 8:00pm
  • Tuesday, January 28, 2003, Focus Fitness, Albuquerque, 7:15pm
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2003, Wild Mountain Outfitters, Santa Fe, 7:30pm
  • Thursday, January 30, 2003, Neptunes, Boulder, 8:00pm. back to top

Lectures 2002:

  • Alpine Club, London
  • Brecon Outdoor Centre, Wales
  • Mountain Community, Portland Oregon
  • EMS, Denver Colorado
  • Seattle, Second Ascent
  • Staehelin Family, Basel
  • Berg Family, Berlin
  • Scheck Family, Stuttgart
  • van der Plas family, Brussels
  • Ericsson Ski Club, Skier's Lodge, La Mege, Franced
  • Ozark, Shanghai
  • Ozark, Beijing
  • Ozark, Chengdu
  • Ozark, Shenzhen
  • Ozark, Lhasa

Do you know of any places anywhere in the world where we might present our exciting presentation? Please get in touch and email: info@MountEverestFoundation.org . Thank you very much for all of your kindness and helping the poor families of Nepal and Tibet to help themselves with health, education, environmental and cultural preservation.back to top

Reviews, Testimonials, Complaints, and Comments

Please Scroll Down for More Reviews:

Here is what Alessandra has to say:

Sorry it has taken me so long to reply – every so often I get swallowed by work…

So…I wanted to answer to your query below. Well, you see, I am AWEFULLY biased, I love your talks and your stories, so  I would not change a dot in them and would be happy to promote to absolutely anybody . I think that they are honest and truthful and I think people appreciate that. We are way too used to the big shows and drama portrayed by TV that we do not believe it anymore. But when you tell your stories in their natural simplicity, they resound so true that they touch the audience in so many different ways.

So the best advice would be to…YES go out and do more of them!

Do you think that you would be already able to commit to some dates in winter??? Can we fix them and get the advertising going??? What do you think??

Look forward to hear from you –  Alessandra

Here is what John says:
    
With the exception of the speaking/presentation space (it could have been larger...more open...but not a great deal larger because that kept it intimate...but more comfortable for those who elected to stand the entire time--inside and outside the room) the presentation was just great!
        
Probably didn't expect those numbers I think.  And if the posters that were purportedly going to places like Mountain Hardware, etc., had actually been placed in their front windows for a week-or-more prior to the event, you would have had a traffic jam ...
        
Your able-speaking was truly quite appealing! Really, you put a personal touch on everything that was riveting, yet gave us a professional feeling of your history and abilities.

Regards,  John

Here is what Abhi has to say:

Hello from beautiful Paris!! I ran away from crazy UK weather and floods for the week :) Super big apologies for the delay in responding to your emails. I've  been traveling around for work related stuff.

It was so good to see you and I really enjoyed your presentation.

Here are the answers to your questions-
 
What was good about the presentation?
Your mountaineering stories were incredible and the fact that you had stories of sherpa families and the hardships faced by them. The trash problems, water and sanitation issues. In usual mountaineering presentations these issues take a back seat and all we hear is the heroic stories of life, death and conquest. Besides, your infectious and incredible personality is a big plus to any presentation you make :)

What was not good about the presentation?

There was nothing per say that I did not like about the presentation. Except the fact that people were making faces when I was eating my yummy onion rings during your talk :D hahaha

What should be done differently next time?

-As far as I remember during the first half you presented the issues faces by sherpa communities on everest and what SummitClimb is doing to help and the second half was about your climbs and experience. I suggest you switch the order around. In the first half please present pictures, experiences and stories from the mountain (of conquest, bad weather and defeat etc)  and in the second part present the challenges and effects of these expeditions on the sherpa community and what happens during the off seasons when climbers leaves. For a talk related to mountaineering, people come with an expectations of hearing larger than life stories of human survival and incredible images ( almost National Geographic like). So its good to cater to their expectation first and then move onto the challenges  and mountain issues and end the presentation on a sombre note. Just like any good story- A grand beginning, an interesting middle (Beer and break :D) and a thoughtful ending (Mountain issues- water, sanitation, trash and survival etc).

- More personal stories from the mountain would be great. For example  This is Jambu Sherpa ( with his picture on the screen) , he has a wife and 2 daughters, he makes XYZ $ per climbing season etc etc and then talk about the challenges he faces on daily basis, mountain issues faced by his family etc etc.   In todays world we hear generalities all the time.  News channel and media throws statistics  and numbers at a pace that is hard to comprehend. Human beings connect well with personal stories.  Let people connect to the protagonist!!!  Make your stories more personal :)

-I would also like to see more pictures from the mountains and your climbs. If you do not have time to show all the pictures during the presentation then you could also make a separate slideshow and let it run before and after the presentation also during the break.

-Another interesting exercise would be to ask the participants to bring 1 or 2 picture from their climbs and talk about it for 2 minutes and share an interesting story. Upload them to your computer before the start of the presentation or request them in advance via email to save time.  This would get people more involved! This way people get to learn from you and you get to learn from everyone else.

-A bigger room might have helped but its no big deal. Mountaineers are used to cramming people into small tents anyway!!

My humble 2 cents..........

What would you say to anyone who was considering hosting a similar (or different) presentation?

Here is my testimony-
 
The speaker is an incredible human being. His talks are extremely interesting and he brings great insights from the mountains. I would highly recommend hosting or attending his talks. I drove from Oxford to Bristol for  this presentation but it was well worth it. The juice was definitely worth the squeeze :) 

Let me know if you need anything else from me or like to talk more about this .

Hope to climb with you again soon!

Thanks,
Abhi

Here is what Adele has to say: 

Thank you for coming to talk to us!  It was a very enjoyable evening.  I liked the contrast in your topics and your delivery is nice and relaxed.  Indeed, you are so polite and charming - not something I am used to from mountaineers - shouldn't say that, I know.  I can see why your clients are so loyal. 

I had to laugh at the film as I am not completely comfortable with the way they presented themselves, but that is a personal view.  We did not realise how small the room would be; I think it worked OK, just. 
 
All the best
Adele

What our clients say?

  • Here is what John says:
        
    With the exception of the speaking/presentation space (it could have been larger...more open...but not a great deal larger because that kept it intimate...but more comfortable for those who elected to stand the entire time--inside and outside the room) the presentation was just great!
            
    Probably didn't expect those numbers I think.  And if the posters that were purportedly going to places like Mountain Hardware, etc., had actually been placed in their front windows for a week-or-more prior to the event, you would have had a traffic jam ...
            
    Your able-speaking was truly quite appealing! Really, you put a personal touch on everything that was riveting, yet gave us a professional feeling of your history and abilities.

    Regards,  John

    Here is what Abhi has to say:

    Hello from beautiful Paris!! I ran away from crazy UK weather and floods for the week :) Super big apologies for the delay in responding to your emails. I've  been traveling around for work related stuff.

    It was so good to see you and I really enjoyed your presentation.

    Here are the answers to your questions-
     
    What was good about the presentation?
    Your mountaineering stories were incredible and the fact that you had stories of sherpa families and the hardships faced by them. The trash problems, water and sanitation issues. In usual mountaineering presentations these issues take a back seat and all we hear is the heroic stories of life, death and conquest. Besides, your infectious and incredible personality is a big plus to any presentation you make :)

    What was not good about the presentation?

    There was nothing per say that I did not like about the presentation. Except the fact that people were making faces when I was eating my yummy onion rings during your talk :D hahaha

    What should be done differently next time?

    -As far as I remember during the first half you presented the issues faces by sherpa communities on everest and what SummitClimb is doing to help and the second half was about your climbs and experience. I suggest you switch the order around. In the first half please present pictures, experiences and stories from the mountain (of conquest, bad weather and defeat etc)  and in the second part present the challenges and effects of these expeditions on the sherpa community and what happens during the off seasons when climbers leaves. For a talk related to mountaineering, people come with an expectations of hearing larger than life stories of human survival and incredible images ( almost National Geographic like). So its good to cater to their expectation first and then move onto the challenges  and mountain issues and end the presentation on a sombre note. Just like any good story- A grand beginning, an interesting middle (Beer and break :D) and a thoughtful ending (Mountain issues- water, sanitation, trash and survival etc).

    - More personal stories from the mountain would be great. For example  This is Jambu Sherpa ( with his picture on the screen) , he has a wife and 2 daughters, he makes XYZ $ per climbing season etc etc and then talk about the challenges he faces on daily basis, mountain issues faced by his family etc etc.   In todays world we hear generalities all the time.  News channel and media throws statistics  and numbers at a pace that is hard to comprehend. Human beings connect well with personal stories.  Let people connect to the protagonist!!!  Make your stories more personal :)

    -I would also like to see more pictures from the mountains and your climbs. If you do not have time to show all the pictures during the presentation then you could also make a separate slideshow and let it run before and after the presentation also during the break.

    -Another interesting exercise would be to ask the participants to bring 1 or 2 picture from their climbs and talk about it for 2 minutes and share an interesting story. Upload them to your computer before the start of the presentation or request them in advance via email to save time.  This would get people more involved! This way people get to learn from you and you get to learn from everyone else.

    -A bigger room might have helped but its no big deal. Mountaineers are used to cramming people into small tents anyway!!

    My humble 2 cents..........

    What would you say to anyone who was considering hosting a similar (or different) presentation?

    Here is my testimony-
     
    The speaker is an incredible human being. His talks are extremely interesting and he brings great insights from the mountains. I would highly recommend hosting or attending his talks. I drove from Oxford to Bristol for  this presentation but it was well worth it. The juice was definitely worth the squeeze :) 

    Let me know if you need anything else from me or like to talk more about this .

    Hope to climb with you again soon!

    Thanks,
    Abhi

    Here is what Adele has to say: 

    Thank you for coming to talk to us!  It was a very enjoyable evening.  I liked the contrast in your topics and your delivery is nice and relaxed.  Indeed, you are so polite and charming - not something I am used to from mountaineers - shouldn't say that, I know.  I can see why your clients are so loyal. 

    I had to laugh at the film as I am not completely comfortable with the way they presented themselves, but that is a personal view.  We did not realise how small the room would be; I think it worked OK, just. 
     
    All the best
    Adele