Alpenglow's Sherpa team

One of the great joys of my life has been working with Alpenglow’s incredible Sherpa team, along with our Tibetan and Nepali cooks, yak drivers, and logistics support staff. Dorji Sonam Sherpa, our sirdar (Sherpa team leader) and I grew up together in this life. For 2 decades Dorji and his handpicked team from the mountain town of Phortse have been the backbone of every expedition we run in the Himalaya. This year 18 Sherpa teammates along with 6 cooks and staff had been hired to support our Everest Rapid Ascent teams. While Alpenglow has committed to paying a significant portion of this season’s wages, we know this season and year will be incredibly difficult on everyone involved. Similar to so many of you around the world, instead of doing what they love - climbing and supporting team-members on the world’s tallest peak - our Sherpa and support team are sheltering at home and unable to earn income. If you are able, please contribute what you can and 100% will go directly to our Nepali and Tibetan team members. And, keep dreaming! We will be back in the mountains as a team again someday soon.

Thank You, 
Adrian Ballinger and the Alpenglow team

Fundraising team (2)

Logan Talbott
Truckee, CA
Maggie Eshbaugh
Team member

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