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Guy Massey (UK) | Manaslu Circuit, Nepal

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Nepal earthquake


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As I am sure you have heard in the news on April 25th there was an earthquake measuring 7.8 Richter in Nepal. This earthquake has caused huge amounts of damage to buildings and infrastructure and with many fatalities reported in Kathmandu, Everest, Langtang, Ghorka and Lamjung regions of Nepal.

We have received a large number of emails from friends of TMC, we very much appreciate this support however of course it will not be possible to reply to everyone individually.

Fortunately all TMC groups, guides and staff are fine and accounted for. 

I have been in Nepal throughout the Spring season and during the earthquake I was in Kathmandu therefore I have a good idea of what is happening on the ground. We are planning to go ahead with our Autumn 2015 treks except of course to areas badly affected by earthquake such as Gorkha, Langtang and Ganesh Himal.

For more information on status of our 2015 Autumn treks in Nepal

The Mountain Company organised an Nepal Earthquake relief fund in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake raising US$15k from supporters of TMC and from friends and family. From this fund we purchased 30 tons of rice delivered to Gorkha and Kathmandu for distribution by Operation Relief and third truck to PHASE Nepal for Sindupulchowk district. We also purchased 25 tents, 300m of foam mats and toiletries and sanitary products as requested by Operation Relief. Many thanks to all of the donors and to everyone who helped out with this project.

After this initial emergency relief phase there will be further need for help over the next year for reconstruction. I urge you to consider donating again in a few months to help Nepal to rebuild its infrastructure in the affected towns and villages. We recommend Gurkha Welfare Trust ("GWT"), this charity has been operating in Nepal for many years due to its close connection with British Army. British government pay for GWT’s operating costs including salaries so your donation will be used effectively.

On a personal level Helen and I are supporting a grassroot operation helping the Ruby Valley/ Ganesh Himal region in northern Dhading district where we trekked in April. This area was badly affected by the earthquake, these villages are remote and so far has received very little aid and support. More information on Ruby Valley Earthquake Project

Thanks for your help and support.

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