Photos in slideshow: Fabrice Imparato, Dan Mazur, Joanna Goodson, Ken Stalter, Ryan Waters, Bruce Manning, & Tunc Findik.
Mount Everest Live Multi Media Slideshow: 5, 6, and 7 March Rescuing, Climbing, Parachute Jumping and Motorcycling.
HELLO EVERYONE. This year is the 50th Anniversary of the 1st American Ascent of Mount Everest!
Inviting women and men, families and kids of all ages, to participate in an exciting evening. Come join our fun 1 hour live multimedia show for a great cause: the Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development (MEFSD). Our main goal this year is to raise funds and collect new and lightly used climbing and trekking equipment, clothing and shoes for the New Sherpa Climbing School. Back to Top
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)
This colorful, and intriguing presentation features Ms. Samantha "Squash" Falconer, the famous motorcyclist, parachutist, and Everest summiter, along with Dan Mazur, 9 time Everest leader and rescuer of Lincoln Hall, world famous climber "Left for Dead" at the summit of Everest. The story was featured on NBC Good Morning America and Dateline with Matt Lauer. We encourage you, family, friends, and colleagues to join the team for our live and in-person slide video show. It's going to be an inspirational, fun, and very sociable event where you can meet like-minded folk, share stories and converse with the leaders and members of SummitClimb, SummitTrek, and the MEFSD before we head off to climb Mt. Everest again this spring. Back to Top
We love to interact with our audiences, so please bring lots of questions to ask and be ready to join the discussion.
Also, WE HAVE HAND CARRIED FROM KATHMANDU, NEPALESE ART AND SOUVENIRS TO GIVE YOU in return for your kind donations: necklaces, paintings, scarves, soap, tea bags, wall hangings, and incense. Thank you in advance for telling all of your friends, family and colleagues. The more the merrier!
Dan on Ama Dablam, the world's most famous snow, rock & ice climb (Duane Morrison). 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).
LECTURE DATES AND LOCATIONS:
- Tuesday 5 March, 7:30 pm.
- Santa Rosa RIM CLUB: Round Table Pizza, 2065 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa, CA, 95401.
- Wednesday 6 March, 7:00 pm.
- Fox Theatre, 308 W. Main St, Visalia, CA, 93291.
- Thursday 7 March, 7:00 pm.
All of the proceeds from these shows go to build the New Sherpa Training School. We accept cash, credit cards, and checks payable to Mount Everest Foundation.
- CalTech Alpine Club, 102 Steele, Caltech Campus, 1200 E California, Blvd, Pasadena, CA, 91125.
Please invite everyone you can think of for an exciting and invigorating talk. Let's bring together people in your community who enjoy mountains for an interesting social event, to make new friends and rendezvous with old acquaintances. Back to Top
NEW SHERPA TRAINING SCHOOL: This is a new all-volunteer program with the Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development (MEFSD), www.SherpaClimbingSchool.org , so please get involved and tell all of your friends. We need new and lightly used good-quality climbing and walking equipment, clothing and shoes, as well as funds for transport and building expense. The MEFSD is building a new school for training 30 aspiring young sherpas, both men and women. Safety, technique, communication, education, health, environmental, cultural preservation and economic opportunities are the goals for this new training course so we can help local people in Nepal to earn a good living from sustainable tourism in their beautiful country for many years to come.
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. Jangbu Sherpa fixing rope on the Summit Ridge of Mount Baruntse. Photo Markus
Aspiring Sherpas learn technical climbing together with our team of men and women of all ages and abilities from around the world.
Jeff and Allen, equipment experts, sort through their things during a break in classes (Heather Jennings).
Maryana smiles as she tests her snow anchor before lowering herself into the small crevasse (Ulyana Horodyskyj).
Adult Nepalese in a classroom. Photo Brent Winebrenner Lonely Planet Photographer.
CHARITY/NON-PROFIT NEWS: If you are interested in the charity and service side, please get involved via donating to the Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development at www.WaysYouCanHelp.org to support and work together with local families living near Everest with training, job creation, hospitals, schools, environmental and cultural preservation. If you feel the need to do more, get your hands dirty and help dig in with our twice yearly www.EverestServiceWalk.org and www.ServiceTrek.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.
photo right by Murari Sharma: Patale health post worker Jamyang and Dr. Lisa McClellan examine a Nepalese baby . photo right: Marcia Macdonald, one of the Deboche Nunnery project's biggest supporters, sitting on the steps of the convent with the nuns
HOST A LECTURE: If you know of anyone who would like to have a show, would you please write to us? We look forward to meeting you and speaking to your group. Back to Top
THANKS FOR TELLING ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!
QUESTIONS: For more information, please contact us at:
- Telephone: 1-360-570-0715;
Pps. Thanks for reading all of the way to the bottom of this email. You must have the patience and perseverance required to be an Everest climber, hiker, and charity non-profit supporter and volunteer! Back to Top