In 1999, mountaineering outfitter Alpine Ascents International established the Alpine Ascents Foundation as a non-profit 501C 3 organization. The foundation is a non-profit corporation dedicated to improving the lives of people who live in indigenous mountain areas by providing access to education and resources.
The Sherpa Education Fund was created to provide funds to educate children in Nepal. Our motivation originated from the families who came to us seeking an education for their children. It is the hope of the Sherpa Education Fund that, through education, these students will enhance their communities by sharing knowledge and generating resources in the future.
Currently we provide the funds to educate 54 students. For further information on those children, their stories and their schools, please click on the links below.
The Thame Fund was created in response to the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25th, 2015. The aim of the fund is to provide short-term relief and long-term assistance to the Sherpa communities who reside in the Thame Valley as they rebuild their homes, schools and livelihoods.
Please click on the links below for our most recent updates.