Mountaineering Disaster Relief and Educational Support Fund

UIAA - INTERNATIONAL CLIMBING AND MOUNTAINEERING FEDERATION IS A PROUD SUPPORTER OF THE NEPAL MOUNTAINEERING ASSOCIATION (NMA) MDRESF FUND

If you wish to donate to the MDRESF Fund please click on this link.
 

Sherpas descend a slippery slope on Mount Everest (Photo: Kristoffer Erickson for National Geographic News)

The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has set up a Mountaineering Disaster Relief and Educational Support Fund (MDRESF) to support the families of 16 Sherpas who were killed when an avalanche thundered down the Khumbu Icefall near Camp 1 at a height of 5800 meters on 18th April 2014.

All donations received from around the world will be deposited in this fund which will be used not just to support the children of those who died on 18 April but the children of Sherpa mountaineers who may be die while climbing in the future.

The Sherpas were heading to Camp I with supplies to set up camps and fix ropes for the climbers of various international expeditions.

Nepal’s Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) has given the responsibility of the management of the education of the children of the deceased mountaineers to the Nepal Mountaineering Association which has created a basket fund for the support of surviving family members.

The fund is run by a NMA committee headed by its president Ang Tshering Sherpa.

Bank Account:

The NMA has opened up a bank account well-wishers can donate funds.

Bank name: Nabil Bank Ltd
Address: Maharajgung, Kathmandu, Nepal
Swift: NARBNPKA
Account Name: NMA-MDRES FUND
A/c no: 1501017500227
International Bank Identifier Code (Swift Code):  NARBNPKA

Note: Please inform us after you have deposited your amount so that we can send you confirmation.

If you wish to donate to the MDRESF Fund please click on this link