The Human Outreach Project (HOP) is joining Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort to host a fundraiser for the Sherpa families affected by the disaster earlier this spring on Mount Everest in Nepal. On April 18, 2014, a large chunk of ice broke loose above the Khumbu icefall beyond Everest base camp, causing a large avalanche that buried and killed 16 Nepalese Sherpa guides.
HOP grew out of founder Dean Cardinale's simple wish to help the children of his passed friend, Pasang, a Sherpa who was killed in an avalanche in 2005, while climbing in the Khumbu Valley.
Donations are tax deductible. 100% of the proceides from this fundraiser will go directly to the Sherpa families.
“As a community of mountaineers, we feel inspired to bring relief to those families affected in the Khumbu region,” said Dean Cardinale, President of Human Outreach Project. “We are committed to using the money raised for a long-term commitment to the families of the Sherpas who lost their lives on the mountain.”
The event will be hosted on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014 at the Snowbird Center on the Plaza Deck and feature an opportunity drawing, silent auction and live music. All donations made to the Human Outreach Project Sherpa Fund will go directly to the families of Sherpas lost to the 2014 Mount Everest Avalanche. Bill Allred, of X96’s Radio from Hell show, who visited Everest base camp, will host the live event. A portion of every lift ticket sold will be donated to the cause.