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 Babu Chiri Sherpa's Company 1/25/02

Babu Chiri Sherpa died 4/29/01: See here for the reports. Babu Chiri Sherpa company (he was chairman of Nomad Expeditions) continues on supporting American Robert Link Dhaulagiri Spring 2002 expedition

Babu Chiri Sherpa was also working with Himalaya Expeditions., Inc. (www.himalayas.org) where he was Director of Expeditions. 

Below is Babu's Q&A and our update from 2000 before his death.

Update: 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:

Q.) [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!

Q.) [EverestNews.com] Does you family (parents etc..) live in the same village and if so how long have they lived there ?

A.) [Babu Chiri Sherpa] My Parents and I grow up there and we all are still living there.

Q.) [EverestNews.com] Did you get an education ?

A.) [Babu Chiri Sherpa] I never saw a school door but I can read. Which I learned form my own study...

Q.) [EverestNews.com] Is climbing a sport for you or a job ?

A.) [Babu Chiri Sherpa] The climbing was a job for but I am beginning to get the feeling of sport.

Q.) [EverestNews.com] What next for you ? Any climbing plans for Autumn ?

A.) [Babu Chiri Sherpa] No next climb yet planned.

Q.) [EverestNews.com] What would you climb if money was not an issue ?

A.) [Babu Chiri Sherpa] Money is very important for survival but not whole life!

Q.) [EverestNews.com] Which Everest climb has been your toughest and why ?

A.) [Babu Chiri Sherpa] I never face very tough time during my 10 summit of Everest so far.

Regards, Babu Chiri Sherpa

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 Everest.

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 is here.

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