In the early hours of Friday 18 April, an avalanche struck and 13 Sherpas lost their lives in the Khumbu Icefall on Everest.  Three more Sherpas are missing, and must be assumed dead.

We all know the Khumbu Icefall is a dangerous place and that it will, in its own unpredictable way, claim lives, but this doesn't lessen the impact of the tragedies engulfing the families of these 16 men.

The Himalayan Trust UK is well placed to help, and together with its sister foundations around the world, has launched a fundraising appeal to help the Sherpa families affected by this recent tragedy on Everest.

Funds raised will provide scholarships to the children covering educational and living expenses, ensuring they have a guaranteed schooling despite the loss of their fathers' livelihood.  The tragedy is a reminder that while Everest has increased in popularity and accessibility over the last 60 years, Nepalis continue to bear much of the risk involved in reaching the summit.

Please give generously.

Raising money for

The Himalayan Trust UK

The Himalayan Trust UK

Charity Registration No. 1000153

The Himalayan Trust UK supports the basic needs and education of the mountain people of the Nepal Himalaya, so helping them help themselves.

Donations 90

Donation by Tony on 20/06/14


The Gurkha Durbar Nepalese Restaurant held a raffle during the Grayshott Market to raise awareness of and funds for the Sherpa Appeal. Stall holders at the market donated prizes.

Donation by Mani & Sudha Rai on 18/06/14


+ £62.50 Gift Aid

From a friend of the Sherpa's.

Donation by Michael Richardson on 11/06/14


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 08/06/14


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 05/06/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by The Oratory School on 04/06/14


With love and respect for the Sherpas who died and their families and friends

Donation by Beverly Hill on 03/06/14

I have benefited from the help and support of the Sherpa people in Nepal - hope this small donation helps.

Donation by Matt Rannamets on 02/06/14


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 01/06/14


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Justine on 01/06/14

Donation by Caroline on 29/05/14

The Sherpas are amazing people, very sad incident...

Donation by Anonymous on 28/05/14


+ £125.00 Gift Aid

Thomson Airways Pilot project for Everest Area

Donation by Chris Moxon on 28/05/14


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Thomson Airways Pilot Project

Donation by Paul on 27/05/14


+ £20.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 26/05/14


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Lisa Coward on 24/05/14


To the selfless that gave everything so that the selfish could climb a mountain beyond their abilities.

Donation by Geoffrey on 24/05/14


+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Donation by PAULA SARGEANT on 23/05/14


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Great respect to these beautiful people and the work they do. Please make sure the funds get to the ones who need it (families).

Donation by Anders on 22/05/14

100,00 €

Donation by nora on 21/05/14


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Celia on 21/05/14


Donation by Mike Harvey on 19/05/14


+ £6.25 Gift Aid

I also did the trek to EBC with Amanda, Graham, Ang and his fellow Sherpas and porters. Amazing,Beautiful people that I will never forget !

Donation by Anne on 19/05/14


We enjoyed a marvellous trek with Ang in 2013 to EBC. The Nepalese have so little but are so happy, and what a tragedy for the Sherpa's families.

Donation by Graham and Amanda Tasmania on 18/05/14


Donation by Anonymous on 17/05/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£7,322.04
  • Offline donations£7,000.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£14,322.04
  • Gift Aid£1,433.75

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