Sherpa Climbing Training School

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Sherpa Climbing Training School

The Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development (MEFSD) operates a school for training men and women Sherpas. The school is free of cost, no charge. Safety, technique, communication, education, health, environmental and cultural preservation, ethics, customer service, and economic opportunities are the goals for this training course, in which MEFSD provides high quality mountain climbing and trekking training and assists local people in Nepal to help themselves and earn a better living from sustainable tourism in their beautiful country for many years to come. The MEFSD encourages men and women of all ages and abilities from around the world who want to help and teach 30 aspiring men and women Sherpas good skills and ethics for trekking and climbing. Please get involved and tell all of your friends.

Click here to donate. We also encourage you to join our service trek, donate clothing, equipment and supplies. Thank you: The local people need your donations.

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We are able to arrange a tax deduction / gift tax eligibility for you, should you or the donating organization or company require it.

Please contact our offices to arrange shipping and/or pickup of the equipment and clothing at your location: info@MountEverestFoundation.org .

The Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development (MEFSD) operates a school for training men and women Sherpas

  

Aspiring Sherpa climbers learn technical climbing together with our team of men and women of all ages and abilities from around the world. RAB generously donates jackets to www.SherpaClimbingSchool.org . Thank you RAB!

Thanks to Benoit Lafon, Revelstoke!

  

Sherpas having been attending English classes, in order to serve you better. Photo -Pasang Sherpa

SHERPA TRAGEDY OF 18 APRIL, 2014: Sherpas from 6 other teams were killed when an avalanche hit them while they sat on their rucksacks at the base of a snowy face at the top of the Khumbu Icefall on the Nepal side of Everest on 18 April, 16

In the memory of those lost, and to help their families, we will contribute to the Sherpa family fund and urge you to as well. Please join SummitClimb and SummitTrek in giving funds, climbing equipment, clothing and shoes for Sherpa education, training and development at www.SherpaTrainingSchool.org.

NEW SHERPA CLIMBING SCHOOL: Thanks to all who have donated their climbing boots, ice axes, crampons, helmets, harnesses, clothing, shoes, rucksacks and other climbing equipment to the www.SherpaClimbingSchool.org. We could not have helped these hardworking Sherpa students without you. Please keep up the great work. We can arrange free shipping to Nepal, and our leaders can pick up the donated items during their slideshow tours.

News Update: The Sherpa Training School brought 6 new apprentice Sherpas from low income, remote regions of Nepal to the high mountains, where they learned important skills, communication, and were able to try out the necessary mountain climbing equipment. There are many Sherpa who need training and equipment, please consider donating your used and/or new climbing equipment and clothing. Please scroll to view a full list. Thank you very much.

SHERPA TRAINING SCHOOL www.SherpaClimbingSchool.org : This program is run by the charity non-profit Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development (MEFSD). Please get involved. The MEFSD encourages men and women of all ages and abilities from around the world who want to help teach 30 aspiring Sherpas proper skills and ethics for trekking and climbing. Donations are urgently needed.
The MEFSD operates a school for training men and women Sherpas. The school is free of cost.. Safety, technique, communication, education, health, environmental and cultural preservation, ethics, customer service, and economic opportunities are the goals for this training course, in which the MEFSD provides high quality mountain climbing and trekking training and assists local people in Nepal to help themselves and earn a better living in sustainable tourism for many years to come.

Please read down (below the photos) for the list of equipment, clothing, and tax deductible / gift aid eligible donations needed for the Sherpa Training School. Thank you very much!  

Please read down (below the photos) for the list of equipment, clothing, and tax deductible / gift aid eligible donations needed for the Sherpa Training School. Thank you very much!

  

Sherpa fixing rope on Cho Oyu.Photo Mark.KunnarKaru, Jangbu Sherpa, and Arnold Coster, on the summit of AmaDablam. Photo
by KunarKaru

  

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

  

SjoerdWever, Shera Sherpa, and Sean McLane on the summit of Lobuche during the
Everest Glacier School. Photo by SjoerdWever . Toni Taylor takes on the practice ice wall at Naulekh Glacier.

  

Beow Lim abseiling.Sange Sherpa and members on the summit of Everest. Photo Sange

  

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 MaaikeBraat.Jangbu Sherpa fixing rope on the summit ridge of Mount Baruntse. Photo Markus

Sherpa and members at Everest Base Camp. Photo - Ken

  

Adult Nepalese in a classroom. Photo Brent Winebrenner

Adult Nepalese in a classroom. Photo Brent Winebrenner Lonely Planet Photographer.We are accepting the following items for the Sherpa Climbing School. We can accept new and used equipment in all sizes:

  • Double climbing boots
  • One-sport-everest or other boots with built in gaiter
  • Crampons
  • Ice axes
  • Helmets
  • Harnesses
  • Carabiners
  • Descending/rapelling/abseiling/belaying devices
  • Ascenders such as Petzl/Black Diamond, etc
  • Slings
  • Ropes
  • Jackets made of fleece/pile or Goretex or down
  • Trousers made of fleece/pile or Goretex or down
  • Rucksacks and backpacks
  • Sleeping bags
  • Warm hats
  • Mittens and gloves made of wool/poly/fleece/pile/polar or Goretex or down.
  • Sunglasses
  • Baselayers made of made of wool/poly/fleece/pile/polar
  • Socks made of made of wool/poly/fleece/pile/polar
  • Trekking shoes
  • Headlamps

We need donations to cover the costs of shipping the donated supplies to Nepal.

We are able to arrange a tax deduction / gift tax eligibility for you, should you or the donating organization or company require it.

Please contact our offices to arrange shipping and/or pickup of the equipment and clothing at your location: info@MountEverestFoundation.org .

Thank you very much for your kindness in joining our non-profit team of men and women Sherpas and people working together as unpaid volunteers to share knowledge and build on skills and experience to increase mountaineering and trekking opportunities.

Yours Sincerely, Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development (MEFSD)