Nepal Update 5/24/2015
Mingma Sherpa from Thamo Village stopped by our Dooley Intermed/Mission Himalaya
headquarters in Kathmandu today with an emergency request for shelters for the
monks from Thame Monastery, in the Khumbu region. Minima, a professional guide,
has climbed Mt. Everest 9 times, and his famous cousin Apa has summited the
worlds highest peak 21 times, the world record. Dooley President Scott Hamilton
first met Apa during a climbing expedition back in 1994.
The Thame Monastery
was very badly damaged by the recent earthquake and had to be evacuated. The
monks are in desperate need of shelter, living in the open at 3,750m elevation
and facing the rapidly approaching monsoon.
Dooley Intermed is pleased to
provide 5 dome shelters, now planned for a helicopter trip tomorrow morning to
Lukla Village. From Lukla the shelters will be hand carried for an additional 3
hours to the monks.
L to R; Bibhu Thakur, Chairman of Mission Himalaya, Scott Hamilton, President of Dooley Intermed, Mingma Sherp