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Sherpa Future Fund

Everest Base Camp Avalanche 2015 Support

On 25 April 2015 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, causing a large avalanche which destroyed the Adventure Consultants Everest Base Camp.

Six AC Nepali staff lost their lives in the avalanche and others were injured.  If you would like to contribute to the support of these victims and their families please consider contributing to the Adventure Consultants Sherpa Future Fund. Funds contributed will be put towards supporting the education of the children of these Sherpas and the re-building of their homes damaged in the earthquake. Maila Rai has two children in Khumjung; Dawa Tsering has a young child in Chaurikarka and Pema Yishi has three children in Khiraule.

Thank you very much for the support of these Sherpa families who are affected by this tragedy and thank you for your care, concern and prayers.

  
Chhimi Dawa Sherpa   Dawa Tsering Sherpa
Khiruale, Bung   Chaurikharka
  
Pema Yishi Sherpa   Maila Rai
Khiraule, Bung   Khumjung
  
Jangbu Sherpa   Pemba Sherpa
Taksindu, Solukhumbu   Taksindu, Solukhumbu

Adventure Consultants Sherpa Future Fund

The AC Sherpa Future Fund directly assists Sherpas and their families who are experiencing hardship or who are affected by an accident from their work in the mountaineering industry. Adventure Consultants also contribute to this fund annually.  

If you wish to contribute to the Sherpa Future Fund please find details following:

Payment Options

We can accept donations via credit card or USD / EUR / NZD bank transfer payment. Please let us know at info@adventure.co.nz when you have made a donation so we can allocate it to the correct account.

Credit Card Payments

The simplest way to make a donation is by using your credit card. The credit card companies charge a fee for the transaction and Adventure Consultants will absorb this fee so that 100% of your donation will go to the families.

You can make a donation using your credit card at our secure PAYMENT page.

Then, please email us at info@adventure.co.nz to indicate that you have made a donation and one of our friendly staff will liaise with you from there.

For larger donation amounts, it would be prudent to arrange a bank transfer of funds in order to save on credit card fees. It is hard to say what is a larger donation amount as everyone has a different feel for this but as a guideline anything over $1000 in any currency could be termed a larger donation amount.

US Dollar Bank Transfer Payment

Following is the USD bank account information for Adventure Consultants Ltd, 20 Brownston Street, Wanaka, New Zealand, +64 3 443 8711. You can donate via telegraphic transfer to this account as follows:

Bank Name & Address: Bank of New Zealand, Offshore Branch, 1 Willis Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Swift Address: BKNZNZ22
Beneficiary’s Account Number: USD 594771-0000
Account Type: US Dollars
Beneficiary’s Account Name: Adventure Consultants Limited
Beneficiary’s Address: 20 Brownston Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand.

EURO Bank Transfer Payment

Following is the EURO bank account information for Adventure Consultants Ltd, 20 Brownston Street, Wanaka, New Zealand, +64 3 443 8711. You can donate via telegraphic transfer to this account as follows:

Bank Name & Address: Bank of New Zealand, Offshore Branch, 1 Willis Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Swift Address: BKNZNZ22
Beneficiary’s Account Number: EUR 594771-0002
Account Type: EURO Dollars
Beneficiary’s Account Name: Adventure Consultants Limited
Beneficiary’s Address: 20 Brownston Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand.

NZ Dollar Bank Transfer Payment

We can accept donation payments in New Zealand Dollars to our Bank of New Zealand NZD account:

Adventure Consultants Ltd.
020673 0043443 00

You will be sent a receipt for all donation payments and you will be included in all correspondence regading the progress of the families and the support that has been provided. THANK YOU for your support.

The Juniper Fund and the dZi Foundation

We also support The Juniper Fund who continue to work on the long term elements that affect local workers of the mountain based tourism industry. 

The Juniper Fund

Adventure Consultants are long term supporters of the dZi Foundation whose work in Nepal is based in remote areas and whom are very effective with their Revitalise a Village programmes.

dZi Foundation

Everest Avalanche 2014

    Wangyal Sherpa from Pangboche.
Wangyal Sherpa

Wangyal Sherpa from Pangboche.

02 May 2014
  Wangyal Sherpa
   Lakpa Tenzing Sherpa from Khumjung.
Lhakpa Tenzing Sherpa

Lakpa Tenzing Sherpa from Khumjung.

02 May 2014
  Lhakpa Tenzing Sherpa
   Tsering Wonchu Sherpa from Khumjung.
Tsering Wonchu Sherpa

Tsering Wonchu Sherpa from Khumjung.

02 May 2014
  Tsering Wonchu Sherpa
   

Adventure Consultants are supporting the families of the three Sherpas, Wangyal Sherpa, Lhakpa Tenzing Sherpa and Tsering Wonchu Sherpa, who were part of the 2014 AC Everest Expedition and perished in the Khumbu Icefall incident on 18 April 2014. 

Tsering Wongchu was father to two children aged 2 and 5 and Lhakpa Tenzing was father to a one month old baby.  Wangyale was an orphan and along with his two younger brothers had been bringing up his two very young sisters.

If you would also like to contribute to the ongoing support of these families you can do so by sending donations directly to the Adventure Consultants Sherpa Future Fund.

If you would like to contribute to a fund that supports the families of all 16 Sherpa who have died in this incident then please donate to the Himalayan Trust, The Juniper Fund or the American Alpine Club Sherpa Support fund.

We thank you for your generosity in caring for these people at this time and please know that these efforts will make a real difference. 

In gratitude,
Guy Cotter, Suze Kelly and all the team at Adventure Consultants

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If you would like to support of the victims and affected families of the Everest Base Camp Avalanche, please consider contributing to the Adventure Consultants Sherpa Future Fund. 
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