Last Updated on August 19, 2014 by Tim
Mount Everest reaches just over 29,000 feet in height. The climb to it’s summit is not only a life-achievement for many but also a dangerous adventure that puts the human body through disastrously limits. A lack of oxygen and frigid temperatures are just a few of the physical ailments not to mention the mental battle that goes into each step towards the top.
Although not a physical battle, each of us may feel the same daunting obstacles of climbing a mountain everyday behind a desk or hustling to make a startup a success. For those that may never make the actual climb of Mount Everest, a charity has built a site to help share the experience with all of us in effort to raise money for the families of Sherpas.
This past April 16 Sherpa climbers were tragically killed in an avalanche. An extremely high number from the usual yearly tragedies claiming climbers, but a sad moment that needs all our help for the families involved none the less. Having being now claimed the sad name of the deadliest day in the mountains history, the Sherpa families are struggling to survive, it’s the hope with sites like this the word can come out about their stories.
The site labeled Everest Avalanche Tragedy lets visitors navigate through the daunting terrain that is Mount Everest. From Base Camp to the summit, you can journey up through the 30,000 ft. elevation taking in the majesty of this glorious mountain.
Sherpas have been helping climbers scale Mount Everest for years. With their bodies having acclimated to the climate they have the strength to deal with the conditions found on the mountain. For years un-heroically Sherpa’s have been helping people scale the mountains while those they do help return home as hero’s.
You can read the stories of the tragedy befallen the Sherpa hero’s and donate to the Sherpa Family Fund to support the families of the Sherpas who died in the single deadliest avalanche in the mountain’s history on the Everest Avalanche Tragedy website.