Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 -- The Human Outreach Project announces a benefit for the Sherpa families affected by the disaster earlier this month on Mount Everest in Nepal. On April 18th 2014, a large chunk of ice broke loose above the Khumbu icefall above Everest Base camp, causing a large avalanche that buried and killed sixteen Nepalese Sherpa guides. On May 26, 2014, the Human Outreach Project (HOP) will join forces with Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in a joint effort to bring relief to those families affected in the Khumbu region.
The Human Outreach Project was conceived out of the idea that climbers and trekkers could and should give back to the communities surrounding expedition sites. 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.
The non-profit strives to reach communities not only in the Khumbu, but in remote areas of Africa, Asia, and South America. Climbers taking part in guided expeditions with World Wide Trekking access these regions as part of their trips. The durable partnerships established with these communities share three defining core characteristics: needs identified by the local people, a long term commitment, and a collaborative effort to contribute sustainable solutions.
The event will be hosted at the Snowbird Center on the Plaza deck and feature an opportunity drawing 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 will host the live event and a portion of every lift ticket sold will be donated to the cause.
Whitney VerSteeg, World Wide Trekking and Human Outreach Project, http://www.wwtrek.com, +1 (860) 949-4383, [email protected]