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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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September 21, 2011

Himalayan Foundation Dinner

On behalf of Mountain Madness and as a friend of the Himalayas, I want to let you know about a very special and worthwhile event dedicated to making small miracles happen: the American Himalayan Foundation’s Annual Dinner, Oct 26, 2011. In attendance will be an impressive party of climbers with a combined total of 40+ ascents of Everest - among them the first Americans on Everest, Jim Whittaker and Tom Hornbein, to Ed Viesturs, Pete Athans, Jon Krakauer, Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and the world record holder Apa Sherpa.

Also in attendance will be a summiter of a different kind: Dr. Ashok Banskota, Director of the Hospital and Rehab center for Disabled Children in Kathmandu, whose team works miracles for young lives every day, mending the broken limbs and bodies of Nepal’s poorest disabled children.

It will be a very entertaining evening, full of tall tales – and perhaps some poignant ones —and a few surprises. Doing good, being kind, having fun.

Please email or call our friend Norbu Tenzing at or call 415-288-7250 or click here to learn more about the dinner and the AHF.

Thank you,
Mark Gunlogson