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Khumbu update, Conrad Anker

Khumbu update, Conrad Anker

Author: Guest Writer/Wednesday, May 16, 2018/Categories: natural history, photography, sustainability, art and design, environment, adventure

                                               Ama Dablam peak (credit: Conrad Anker)

Conrad Anker, mountaineer, explorer, and environmental writer gives an update on the Khumbu Climbing Center in Nepal's Khumbu valley. The project's goal is to provide training to the Sherpas who assist trekkers visiting the high Himalaya to climb peaks like Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Mount Everest. Design and construction of the Center was underwritten by the Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation beginning in 2003. Construction materials had to be manually hauled to the hamlet of Phortse at 12,100 feet. Conrad returned to view the building's progress this month. The Editors

Conrad Anker:

I'm back in Phortse after a trek to Everest Base Camp. I'm humbled beyond words to see the progress over the past two years on the Khumbu Climbing Center. The last floor cement pour is tomorrow and the medical room was framed-in yesterday. Wow! A big thanks all the volunteers and staff of KCC!

               Kangtega and Thamserku After a May Snow Storm, Khumbu Valley, Nepal (credit: Conrad Anker)

 

         Construction Team and Progress at the Khumbu Climbing Center, Phortse Nepal (credit: Conrad Anker)

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