THE LAST SURVIVING SHERPA OF 1953 MOUNT EXPEDITION MR. KANCHA SHERPA SUPPORTS ONE DAY ONE TREE PROEJCT!
The Partners Nepal (TPN) is extremely grateful to the KANCHA SHERPA FOUNDATION from Namche for agreeing to contribute Rs. 15,000 to TPN’s “ONE DAY ONE TREE” project, Solukhumbu and Langtang Valley. Kancha Sherpa also agreed to write a foreword for our 2020 book “CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE HIMALAYAS: A CASE FROM SOLUKHUMBU.” Kancha Sherpa is the sole surviving member of the British Expedition of 1953, and this year celebrates the 70th anniversary of his first successful ascent of the world’s highest peak. Mr. Sherpa is the founder and patron of the KANCHA SHERPA FOUNDATION. Mr. Sherpa has praised our tree-planting initiative in Solukhumbu, and he believes tree planting is the best way to combat the CLIMATE CHANGE and GLOBAL WARMING that we are currently seeing on a global scale. His daughter, Ms. Yangji Eliasen, provided The Partners Nepal with the same support. She also said tree planting is important, especially given that the earth is warming daily due to GLOBAL WARMING. Overall, the One Day One Tree initiative is a positive one that can help in the fight against global warming. The Partners Nepal is extremely grateful to Mr. Kancha Sherpa and his foundation, “KANCHA FOUNDATION,” for recognizing our Solukhumbu and Langtang reforestation projects. We hope many institutions and people would support our reforestation efforts to combat CLIMATE CHANGE and GLOBAL WARMING, as he has!