Hiking Everest to support Nepal

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Raised by 96 people in 25 months
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In April 2016 I'll be taking on my biggest physical and psychological challenge ever, going back to Nepal to hike up to Everest Base Camp (17,500 feet) and Kala Pattar (18,200 feet).  A place that was completely destroyed last year following the devastating earthquake in April 2015 that killed over 9,000 people and injured more than 23,000 people.


I am funding 100% costs for the trip myself hence no minimum fundraising target. ALL donations will go straight to Nepal Rises (Effect International), an amazing organization who are helping with the relief efforts in Nepal.

The hike is long (over 75 miles round trip), there are extreme altitudes and the days are long (7-10 hours of trekking per day). Nights will be very cold with temperatures down to -20 degrees Celsius. I know the trip will be extremely hard, particularly having been part-way into the hike when the one of the biggest earthquakes Nepal had ever seen, hit in April 2015.

 Anything you can donate is greatly appreciated.

Who are Nepal Rises/Effect International?

Nepal Rises (partnered with Effect International) is a non-profit organisation founded and run by Nepalese, committed to create a brighter future for Nepal and help its people rise. I personally volunteered with them in rebuilding efforts July 2015, which you can read about here .


Days after Nepal’s devastating earthquake they looked around in our destroyed neighborhoods and saw the urgent need for help. They organized their friends with one goal: Bring life-saving supplies to Nepalese in help. Leveraging technology and data we were able to understand the need and coordinate over 300 volunteers to deliver Medicine, Water purification, Tarpaulin, Food and Sanitation supplies to the most affected areas across Nepal within a few days.

The situation is not getting any better with an unofficial blockade imposed by the Indian government and supported by the ethnic Madhesis in the south of the country. The protesters have set up their own blockade at the main entry points where trucks carrying fuel, medicine and other vital supplies, have been barred from entering Nepal. Last month, UNICEF released a statement that said that more than three million children under the age of five are at risk of death or disease during Nepal's harsh winter months, because of a severe shortage of fuel, food, medicines and vaccines.

Anything you can donate is greatly appreciated.


For Salesforce employees, please request a donation match with Effect International, a partner of Nepal Rises.
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$15,869 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 96 people in 25 months
Created January 4, 2016
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20 months ago (Offline Donation)
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Ian Waters
21 months ago

After the event but been meaning to get to this for some time! Well done.

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George Dawson
21 months ago

Well done, Tim!

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21 months ago (Offline Donation)
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Beth Mastre
21 months ago

Truly inspiring and in awe!

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Matt Close
21 months ago

Tim, Hope the trip was excellent. Happy to be a part of your adventure in a small way. Can't wait to hear about it.

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Hamad Mirza
21 months ago

Best of luck on the way to the top!

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