Everyone with an appreciation for nature has drawn inspiration from Nepal, home to the tallest mountain range in the world. After the two recent catastrophic earthquakes, it’s also home to thousands of people in desperate need. Over 8,500 people have perished so far from the earthquakes, and just to provide some perspective, this is equal to more than four Hurricane Katrina's.
July 15th, 2015 we will be hosting a charity event featuring inspiring photographs of the mountains from the climbers of New York City, who love to play, climb, and dance on them.
As climbers, we will always have a connection to Nepal. It is grounded in our history, giving birth to the legends of our sport. And as climbers from New York City, we are a special breed and the community here is a sleeping giant. There is no better time than now, for us to showcase the love and peace we get from the mountains, and give back to a land and people that have given us so much inspiration.
We hope that this photo exhibition will share with everyone the joy and wonder that the mountains have given us, and inspire us all to come together in our appreciation for the mountains, and do something good for people who really need our help.
Please come support - we hope to see you there!
The event is not-for-profit.
All donations will go directly to the Waves for Water Nepal Relief Initiative - please see charity details below. Costs associated to the photo printing & shipping, both at the event and from your online donations, have been generously covered by photographers, friends, family, and supporters of this project - thank you!
We decided to use Waves for Water because we believe in their vision for building both short-term relief and for establishing long-term resilience. We felt that this would be the best way of maximizing funds into a charity, whereas other donation sites like GoFundMe or IndieGoGo charge a 4-9% fee.
Proceeds will be routed into the Waves for Water Nepal Relief Initiative, aimed at providing Nepal earthquake victims with access to safe water
- The first phase is urgent in nature and made up of multiple strategic strikes into the hardest hit areas of the disaster zone.
- These strikes entail them to provide access to clean water by distributing portable water filtration systems to community centers, refugee camps, and individual families in these areas.
- The second phase, though still providing relief, consists of expanding the program by implementing more long term solutions such as rain-water harvesting systems on schools and medical clinics, restoring dead wells/pumps, and actively seeking out new regions of need beyond ground zero
Sharing the stoke. What was that joke? How do you spot the climber at the party? You don't have to, they'll tell you… We encourage you to do the same with this cause. Please spread the word to share our passion and encourage donation for the Nepali people who need our help.
Find us and follow for updates on Instagram @ClimbOnNepal
If you’d like to get involved, whether it’s donating your photo/prints, taking part in the event, or you just have an awesome idea, please get in touch with us at ClimbOnNepal@gmail.com – we’d love your support.
In order to keep all of your donations 100% routed into our charity partner, Waves for Water, all costs associated to this project have been generously covered by photographers, friends, family, and supporters of this project - thank you!