Let’s Help Willie Get Back to the Mountains!

Willie Benegas was recently caught and seriously injured in a large avalanche near Little Cottonwood Canyon. Remarkably, Willie survived, despite being buried for over twenty minutes in nearly 7-feet of snow. For those of us who know Willie, he has for over 30 years risked his own life on Rainier, Everest, and countless peaks saving others. Willie was instrumental in delivering aid to villages cut off by the Nepal earthquake, and his compassion for the Sherpa people is legendary. He has touched many of us with his kindness, pure passion, and heart of gold.
Willie has seven broken ribs and a contused (bruised) lung. His recovery will take time and will be a deep financial hardship. Now he needs our help.
Let’s all help him get through this time by giving what we can. Your donation will allow him to continue his recovery and support his family with their daunting expenses. We appreciate donations of any amount. Please share widely with friends, family, and on social media.

Donations (134)

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  • Alexander Ovodenko
    • $50 
    • 9 mos
  • Todd Gilmore
    • $100 
    • 10 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 1 yr
  • Mark Tournat
    • $50 
    • 1 yr
  • Caluba Brc
    • $25 
    • 1 yr
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Organizer and beneficiary

Las Vegas, NV
Guillermo Benegas

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