The Sherpa Fund Raises Money For Everest Tragedy

PANGBOCHE MONASTERY PUJA by Maxe Lowe
Pang­boche Monastery Puja by Max Lowe

The avalanche on April 18th that swept through the Khum­ba Ice­fall region killing 16 Sher­pas was the dead­liest day in the mountain’s his­to­ry. In an effort to help the Sher­pa com­mu­ni­ty cope with their tremen­dous loss, edi­tors from Nation­al Geo­graph­ic and Out­side mag­a­zine have estab­lished a col­lec­tion of pho­tographs from ten pro­fes­sion­al pho­tog­ra­phers who have worked exten­sive­ly with the Sher­pa peo­ple, and put them up for sale in order to raise mon­ey to sup­port the Sherpas.

You can view the col­lec­tion of pho­tographs here. 

100% of the pro­ceeds from your pur­chas­es will go direct­ly to the Sher­pa com­mu­ni­ty. Fifty per­cent will go direct­ly to fam­i­lies affect­ed by acci­dents in the moun­tains, and the oth­er fifty per­cent will go to long-term com­mu­ni­ty assis­tance. Togeth­er, the fund will help the Sher­pa com­mu­ni­ty tran­scend the grief and pain this avalanche has left in its wake.