Welcome to Red Lantern Journeys' 2013 Climb for Himalayan Children fundraising site!
Please join us as either a Climber or a Sherpa.
CHC Climbers climb the mountain over the course of three days. They will be trained on how to use technical mountaineering gear like ropes, harnesses, ice axes and crampons during their ascent. It's a physically challenging endeavor, but if you get in shape for it, most people can be successful. No prior mountaineering experience is required. Read the Red Lantern Journeys web page about training for for the climb.
CHC Sherpas are those who don't have the time or inclination to actually climb the mountain, but want to join in the fun on a less committing basis by helping to carrying some of the climber's group gear like tents and ropes to or from the Climber's high camp at an elevation of about 10,000 feet. The non-technical hike to high camp is done in a day and takes about 4 to 5 hours up and 2 hours down. To participate, Sherpas register to raise a minimum of $300 and can participate by carrying a piece of gear up to high camp on day 1 (Thursday, July 18), or down from high camp on day 3 (Saturday, July 20), or both.
From this site, you can create your personal fundraising web page, set a goal, and track the money you raise in support of our Nepali children! You can also sponsor a climber and help them reach their goal.
All sponsor donations at this site go directly to the Mitrata-Nepal Foundation for Children, a US-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All sponsor donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. For more information about the Climb for Himalayan Children, please visit the Red Lantern Journeys web site.