Over the past eleven years (2006-2015), 3 Summits for Nepal has had some incredible success. We’ve had more than 100 different climbers join us so far, with 9 of our 11 climbs leading to the group standing on the summits of Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker, Mt. Adams, and Mt. Hood.
More importantly, we’ve raised over $350,000, funding the complete reconstruction of five schools, the expansion of one, supporting the education of three girls, over $35,000 towards the Mitrata orphanage in Kathmandu, over $4,000 to the Kumari Project, and $5,000 towards the Washington State chapters of the Boys and Girls Club and Special Olympics.
2015 and 2016
Climbers: Jwalant Gurung, Christopher Natsuume, Kalyan Pentapali, Tonya Hoffman, Allen Skytta, Jonathan Lawton, Derrick Morton, Trevor Morton, Cody Hogan, Daniel Lawton, Katherine Humphrey, Katy Roberts.
(NO climbs organized in 2016)
Summits: Mt. Rainer – 0/12 (Bad weather)
Funds Raised (2015 and 2016): $172,000
This was the year of the big earthquake in Nepal. People donated generously to help us distribute relief materials and to rebuild homes and schools.
In 2015 and 2016, we’ve rebuilt (or helped rebuild) the following:
2 homes built in Junbesi
4 homes helped build in Junbesi
2 homes built in Yolung
2 homes built in Bamthi
4 homes under construction in Badel
1 home built in Jhapa
27 homes built or helped build in Singla
1 school under construction in Ramja Thanti, Parbat = $33,000
1 school to be built in Singla = $22,000
Other expenses in 2016:
$20,000 worth of relief materials distributed
$3,500 scouting and assessment trips after the earthquake
$5,000 student expenses (Ash Maya, Maya and Elvisha)
$1,500 modernization of classrooms in Yasang and Margem
$2,690 Solar installations in Yasang, Margem, Yamphudin and Hellok
$1,200 Rebuilding of school toilet in Yasang (damaged by the earthquake)
Climbers: Christopher Natsuume, Kalyan Pentapalli, Kalyan Sayyaparaju, Praveen Mudunuri, Derrick Morton, Trevor Morton, Jwalant Gurung, Tonya Hoffman, Jonathan Lawton, Mike Root, Chad Miller, Darren Chromey, John Arsenault, Naveen Makineni, Michael Blake, Derrick Stanbury, Daniel Lawton.
Summits: Mt. Rainer – 0/17 (Bad weather)
Funds Raised: $22,000 ($1,200 to Yamphudin Teacher’s Fund, $2,000 Volunteer Teacher Expenses (Austrians), $1,000 Ash Maya School Expenses, $1,000 Elvisha School Expenses, $1,500 Scouting and site visit expenses, $20,000 Margem School Building Expenses, $2,400 to Sarva Asraya Orphanage, $1,000 Domain and other admin expenses, $1,000 Margem School teacher’s Fund, $3,500 Volunteer teacher and admin expenses, Donation to Kumari Project)
Climbers: Kevin Vasquez, Brad Roberts, James Minstrell, Chad Schulze, Liz Mogford, Christopher Natsuume, John Arsenault, Kevin Noe, Tom Holdrege, Peggy Reis, Kirsten Hagfors, Michael Sorenson, Georgie Matthews, Naveen Makineni, Jwalant Gurung, Michael Blake, Jonathan Lawton, James Blackmon, Tonya Hoffman.
Summits: Mt. Rainer – DC (6/9 successfully summitted), Mt. Rainer – EmmonsВ (10/10 successfully summitted)
Funds Raised: $44,000 (Donation to Sarva Asraya Orphanage, donation to Kumari Project, Building of the Yasang School, $1,000 towards Yasang School Teacher’s Fund). Balance of the funds were spent in 2014.
Climbers: Eddie Minkoff, John Kaster, John Myers, Michael Sorenson, Christopher Natsuume, Jwalant Gurung, Doug Denure, Michael Blake, Cal Culbertson, Kate Berry, Beth Faw, Melissa Parsel, Navin Shekhar, Angie Lee, Leigh Noble, Deb Wolf, Matt Kuffel, Brian Kennedy, Josh Welbaum and Nick Drake
Summits: Mt. Rainer – DC #1 (0/5 successfully summitted), Mt. Rainer – EmmonsВ (11/12 successfully summitted)
Funds Raised: $22,000 ($15,000 to expand the Badel school, $2,150 to UW MBA Challenge for Charity, $1,000 to Hellok Child Care Center, $650 towards Elshiva’s tuitions, $1,500 to the Kumari Project)
Climbers: Eddie Minkoff, Kevin Noe, David Fedler, Leigh Noble, Deb Wolf, Abi Devan, John Kaster, Ben Levinn, Kirsten Gardner, Andrea Johnson, Shannon Ross, Flora Fang, Wei Wei, Mina Yoo, Carlie Bockelman, Kevin Scharpenberg, Brandon Ramirez, Stephanie Lennon, Tad Bradley, Aunik Bhattacharjee, Cal Culbertson, Brett Connelly,В Mary Feeley, Jesse Holgate, Leslie Holgate, Alex Yannakos, John Myers, Tracy Douglas.
Funds Raised: $22,835 ($1,500 to Hopeful Home Orphanage, $1,200 to build Landslide support for Shree Pathibhara School, $1,500 to Sunrise Orphanage, $15,000 to build the Nepu School, Yamphudin)
Climbers: Eddie Minkoff, John Kaster, Kevin Scharpenberg, Blas Puzon, Phil Puzon, Abi Devan, Jwalant Gurung, Thomas Buerhens, Dan Buerhens, Tracy Wilson, Chris MacKay, Daniel Butts, Misha Mostov
Summits: Mt. Rainer – DC #1 (5/5 successfully summitted), Mt. Rainer – DC #2 (7/8 successfully summitted), Mt. Baker (0/4 successfully summitted)
Funds Raised: $17,000 ($15,000 to expand the Shree Bindawasini Lower Secondary School, $2,000 to UW MBA Challenge for Charity)
Climbers: Abi Devan, Jwalant Gurung, Eddie Minkoff, Nic Martin, Ananth Duggirala, Schuyler Charf, Liz Korb, Karl Hanson, Corey Englehard, Tracy Tyson, Katie Collings, Eric Ray, Kevin Scharpenberg, Darryl Russi, Kelly Voss, Nat Sahlstrom, Ben Sadler, Scott Streett, Loren Miller, Matt Markl, Maryann Moore
Summits: Mt. Rainer – DC (16/20 successfully summitted), Mt. Adams (14/14 successfully summitted)
Funds Raised: $24,000 ($22,000 to build the Shree Pathivara Primary School, $2,000 to UW MBA Challenge for Charity)
Climbers: Abi Devan, Woody Moore, Will Lana, Matt Kuffel, Len Kappenel, Ambrose Bittner, Bill Harrison, Rab Walker, Matt Markl, Jwalant Gurung, Eddie Minkoff, Kevin Scharpenberg, Scott Streett, Loren Miller, Aubrey Sneflick, Chason Hendrix, Adam Kazinski, Stephan Segal, Craig Anderson, Josh Holt
Summits: Mt. Rainier – DC (9/9 successfully summitted), Mt. Rainier – Emmons (9/9 successfully summitted), Mt. Hood (9/11 successfully summitted)
Funds Raised: $15,000 ($12,000 to the Mitrata Orphanage, $2,700 to UW MBA Challenge for Charity)
Climbers: Ambrose Bittner, Jwalant Gurung, Abi Devan, Bill Harrison, Scott Streett, Rory McLeod, Jim Sumrall, Steve Green, Will Lana, Matt Markl, Kevin Thomas, Katie Hanck, Matt Kuffel
Summits: Mt. Rainier – DC (0/13 successfully summitted)
Funds Raised: $13,000 ($13,000 to the Mitrata Orphanage)
Climbers: Ambrose Bittner, Jwalant Gurung, Abi Devan, Phil Walko, Craig Seasholes, Gary Stolz, Andy Dym, Takeshi Shirakawa, Issac Dym, Krishna Seasholes
Summits: Mt. Rainier – DC (10/10 successfully summitted)
Funds Raised: $8,000 ($8,000 to the Mitrata Orphanage)