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.