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£1,175raised of £3,000 target by 30 supporters

Weʼre raising £3,000 to Help fund Pemchhiri Sherpa to gain experience for his Nepal UIAGM guides qualification by climbing in Scotland winter 2019

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Pemchhiri Sherpa

For over 20 years Pem has worked in the mountains of Nepal. He started as a kitchen helper and is now a Sherpa guide and Sirdar. He has assisted so many climbers and trekkers to achieve their goals and has summited Everest 14 times as a Sherpa. His commitment and professionalism to his clients is outstanding and I have personally shared many trips with Pem throughout my 18 years as an expedition leader. In 2011 Pemchhiri was badly injured on Everest whilst fixing ropes above Camp 3 and in 2014 his family home was badly damaged by the Earthquake. Pemchhiri has completed his training to achieve his UIAGM Nepal Guides qualification but still needs to gain experience climbing in a different country to finalise his qualification. This year Pem and I worked together again on Cholatse and as ever he was superb in every aspect of his work as Sirdar and Sherpa Guide. In order to help Pem gain his final qualification I have offered to host him in my home for a month during the Scottish winter season, where he will hopefully join myself and some clients on our days out and gain some personal climbing experience. In order to raise some funds for Pem's flights, insurance, equipment and costs I am setting up this page to ask all those who have benefited from Pemchhiri's support over the years or those who just wish to support a Sherpa to help him .

Pemchhiri far right on our recent Cholatse expedition

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  • Adele Pennington18 days ago
    Adele Pennington

    Adele Pennington

    18 days ago

    We had some dissapointing news this morning that Pem's Visa had been refused and we have no right for appeal. We have considered reapplying straight away but this would not leave enough time before he returns to Everest at the end of March 2019. We are not going to give up and will plan for him to come to Scotland in the Winter season 2020.I am going to leave this page open and the money will be saved for next year. Thank you everyone who has supported Pem's cause. If anyone has any advice on Nepali Visa applications we would be most grateful

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  • Adele Pennington1 month ago
    Adele Pennington

    Adele Pennington

    1 month ago

    Thank you everyone for supporting Pem we have reached 22% of our target and hopefully next weeek we will have confirmation of his visa and then book his flights.

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1 month ago

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  • Christina Smith

    Christina Smith

    Jan 4, 2019

    Hey Adele. 2020 will be a good year. Sorry I didn’t donate sooner. Much love from Christina and Kai.


  • rosemary


    Jan 2, 2019

  • Cian O'Brolchain

    Cian O'Brolchain

    Jan 2, 2019

    Hope you reach the target and Pem get the opportunity to guide with you in Scotland. Great work Adele. Talk soon. Cian


  • Sara Murray

    Sara Murray

    Dec 31, 2018


  • Steve n Kath

    Steve n Kath

    Dec 30, 2018

    Hope this helps a bit.


  • Gareth Parker

    Gareth Parker

    Dec 29, 2018

    Sounds like a great idea!

  • Raymond McCourt

    Raymond McCourt

    Dec 28, 2018

    This is a great idea Adele. I look forward to meeting Pem again in Scotland.


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Adele Pennington

Adele Pennington

Fort William

Adele is a full time mountaineering instructor and expedition leader who has worked extensively in Nepal. Having had much support from her Sherpa teams she wishes to help Sherpa Pemchhiri gain his Nepal UIAGM guides qualification

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