On 15 May Warren, Sheryl and Sarah Anne were due to fly out Nepal to take part in the 60km Everest Ultra, 60km to mark the 60years since the Tenzing-Hillary summit of this great mountain.
On Saturday 25 April at 11:56 local Nepalese time, an earthquake measuring 7.8 magnitude hit Nepal. Current death tolls are estimated at over 6000 with as many as 8million people effected by the aftermath of the quake.
The earthquake also triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest, killing at least 19. In what is being described as the most lethal day on the mountain.
The devastation is clear to see for all and most felt in smaller outlying communities.
With many miles and hills of training in our legs for the Everest Ultra, we want be able to run to raise much needed funds for the Nepali people. AROC the organisers of the North Face 100km event have waved our entry fee to this years sold out event. So instead of flying to Nepal on the 15 May we will be running 100km in the Blue Mountains in support of the Australian Himalayan Foundation.
Set up in 2003 by a group of climbers and trekkers wanting to give something back to the people of the Himalaya, AHF supports a set of practical, cost-effective projects with sustainable on-the-ground outcomes, in the poorest, most under-resourced and disadvantaged areas of Nepal, Bhutan and Northern India.
Your donation will provide desperately needed shelter and vital equipment such as tents, sleeping bags, blankets, solar showers and radios for the many thousands affected by Nepal’s worst earthquake in more than 80
Please give what you can and help keep us running for Nepal!!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
Warren, Sheryl and Sarah Anne