Mira Rai © R. Bull
Who will do the climb?
The Big Climb will bring together multiple United Nations and civil society partners in support of communities living within the mountainous regions of Nepal.
The group will include 15 climbers and support crew, including:
- Representatives from the private and public sectors including Michael Croft, Head of Office and Representative to Nepal, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
- Nepalese Professional Trail Runner Mira Rai and founder of the Mira Rai Foundation
- Guides and porters from the local community with 1 porter per climber to support the local community
Who will Guide?
Wild Yak Expeditions will guide The Big Climb Nepal 2022
“Born at the foot of the world’s 3rd highest peak, my fascination and respect for these giants of the Himalaya are deeply anchored in my soul. From kitchen boy to climbing Sherpa, I soon became Sirdar – the leader of the climbing Sherpa teams on 8000-meter peaks. I got the privilege to climb 9 times Mount Everest and more than 14 times other 8000 meter summits during my career. But, one of the greatest highlights was to stand together with my wife Andrea Sherpa-Zimmermann on the top of Mount Everest. A precious moment in time. A remembrance forever.”
Norbu Sherpa, Chief Guide
What route will be taken?
The Big Climb Nepal will take a 11-day trek from Lukla, Nepal to the Everest Base Camp and return including: Lukla – Monjo – Namche – Khumjung, back to Namche – Tengboche – Dingboche – Lobuche – Everest Base Camp back to – Lobuche – Pangboche – Namche – Lukla
The Big Climbs encompass the following SDGs
SDGs in everything we do
The Big Climb encompasses the following SDGs
- No Poverty
- Good Health and well being
- Gender equality
- Quality Education
- Clean Water and Sanitation
- Decent Work and Economic Growth
- Reduced inequalities
- Responsible consumption and production
- Climate actions
- Life on Land
- Partnerships for the goals
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“Mountains are the water towers of our civilizations. We must treat their environments with great respect, and support their fragile ways of life in the face of rapidly growing urbanization, tourism and consumerism”.
Tim Challen, Founder of The Big Climb
Want to support this mission?
Be a part of The Big Climbs. In parallel with the Mount Kilimanjaro climb and Mount Everest Basecamp trek, organize your own activity. Raise awareness on the need to support sustainable mountain development. Raise funds for projects that will make a difference in communities, using mountains as vehicle for creating better and more sustainable lively hoods.
Funds will go to recognized community-based projects.