Time goes on and I can’t stop thinking of the families left behind after the recent avalanche on Mount Everest. For me the Himalaya is filled with the warmest people in the most inspiring but often inhospitable and unforgiving landscape. Not only are Sherpa mountain guides invaluable to the climbing teams, their salaries support entire communities in what is still a very poor country.
There are several ways to help. For those that would like to donate one worthy route is through the American Alpine Club. 10 of the most prominent climbing photographers including Tommy Heinrich & Aaron Huey, many of whom knew victims personally, have taken the step of selling some of their incredible prints to raise money for families and helping local communities. Take a look at http://www.sherpafund.bigcartel.com/.
If anyone is interested in buying one of ten 9×6 signed prints from my own Everest portfolio (images below) then I have up to 100 available for £40+P&P up until the end of May. I will provide a receipt from the Sherpa Support Fund for each purchase.
UPDATE: since the auction Richard Murgatroyd Photography has continued to support reconstruction efforts in Nepal after the devastating earthquake of 2015.
ABOUT RICHARD MURGATROYD
Richard Murgatroyd Photography is a London-based documentary photographer with a background in social and development matters. You can find more information about NGO Photography and work in the charity and not-for-profit sector here.