Babu Chiri Sherpa's
Babu Chiri Sherpa
was also working with Himalaya Expeditions., Inc. (www.himalayas.org)
where he was Director of Expeditions.
is Babu's Q&A and our update from
2000 before his death.
Babu Chiri Sherpa
tells EverestNews.com he will return to Everest in
Spring 2001, stay tuned for his plans. This would be
his 11th Summit of Everest if successful.
This is his Q&A:
[EverestNews.com] Tell us about your plans to build a
school with funds from your speed record.
A.) [Babu Chiri Sherpa] I had
sponsors for my Record climb and thought definitely we could save some money but
unfortunately I could not save any money from expedition because sponsor money
was not a lot. Hardly enough for expense for food and staff.
Q.) [EverestNews.com] How big
of school building and how much money is needed?
A.) [Babu Chiri Sherpa] I
planned to build 5 rooms building and for that I need around $11000.
Q.) [EverestNews.com] What
village will the school be in ? How big is the village ?
A.) [Babu Chiri Sherpa] The
school will build in our area and village name is Akang, the village is not that
big but place is looks century behind from today.
Q.) [EverestNews.com] How many
children you do have and how old are they ?
A.) [Babu Chiri Sherpa] I have
6 daughters and they are,14,12,8,6,4 and 2 years old!
[EverestNews.com] Does you family (parents etc..) live
in the same village and if so how long have they lived
[Babu Chiri Sherpa] My Parents and I grow up there and
we all are still living there.
[EverestNews.com] Did you get an education ?
[Babu Chiri Sherpa] I never saw a school door but I
can read. Which I learned form my own study...
[EverestNews.com] Is climbing a sport for you or a job
[Babu Chiri Sherpa] The climbing was a job for but I
am beginning to get the feeling of sport.
[EverestNews.com] What next for you ? Any climbing
plans for Autumn ?
[Babu Chiri Sherpa] No next climb yet planned.
[EverestNews.com] What would you climb if money was
not an issue ?
[Babu Chiri Sherpa] Money is very important for
survival but not whole life!
[EverestNews.com] Which Everest climb has been your
toughest and why ?
[Babu Chiri Sherpa] I never face very tough time
during my 10 summit of Everest so far.
Babu Chiri Sherpa, has a dream, not to Summit
Everest in 16 hours, or to sleep the night on the
Summit. He has done both. His dream is to build a
school for his six daughters in his small village in
Nepal. You see Babu "never saw the door of a
school". He has learned to read, but from his own
studies. He wants a better life for his daughters than
frankly having them carry someone else's gear up
He wants his daughters to get the education that he
has never received. Babu is looking for funds to help
build his school. Babu now 34, only has a few years of
Everest climbing left. He started as a porter when he was
13. His first Summit was not Everest but Kanchenjunga
in Autumn 1989 at 23.
His Summits and records are not in dispute. Can you
help him live his dream for his daughters? He is
looking for $11,000 dollars. The village I live in
Ohio wants $3-4 million for an addition to its school!
Everest has been life to Babu. He respects Everest.
Babu also respects those western climbers who pay for his
services. But he wants a better life for his daughters.
Let's help to give it to them !
To help Babu built this school
for his village and daughters give here:
The school fund update