Climb with a Purpose
3 Summits for Nepal was established in 2006 by MBA students at the University of Washington with the goal to better the lives of underprivileged children of Nepal. We started out initially as a climbing charity helping climbers summit peaks in the cascades (of the Pacific Northwest) but are now working through direct donations. We work with Crooked Trails, a 501(c)3, in Washington State and implement our projects in Nepal through तीन चुली – नेपाल (English translation: 3 summits – Nepal), a registered Non-Government Organization in Nepal. 3 Summit’s registration number at the Social Welfare Council in Nepal is 42383.
The idea for these fundraising climbs started in 2006 and in the past 14 years we’ve raised around $400,000 for several causes in Nepal.
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“3 Summits got a lot more real for me after my first trip to the Kanchenjunga area of Nepal. I could see the schools we were building first hand, and see how they were literally transforming lives in the region. I spent time talking to the actual people affected, learning about their lives, challenges, and the ways they are working to improve their communities. It was a transformational trip that really inspired me to do more for 3 Summits. In 2016, I went out a second time, and was thrilled to see how much difference the work of the group has made. Coming home after 2 weeks in the area, it was clear to me that there is a great deal more we can do, and that applied correctly, continued efforts to support these communities could make an even bigger difference.“
– Christopher Natsuume is also a UW MBA and is 3 Summit’s biggest financial supporter.
Reconstruction in Junbesi