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Wongchu Sherpa
The 1-Year Anniversary of Wongchu Sherpa’s Passing

In Sherpa culture one year after the passing of a loved one a Gongjo puja is organized. In memory of my late father Wongchu Sherpa we will have a ceremony every December 30th for the next three years. We have started a national level volleyball competition to be held at this time as well. For the first year

Chyangba Village Trek: WMS Goes to the Hospital

This past November, members of the Wilderness Medical Society, led by Dr. Eric Johnson and Dr. Luanne Freer, trekked to the site of the Wongchu Sherpa Memorial Hospital, which will be built in Khamding, Solu Khumbu, Nepal. The group was guided by Ang Phula Sherpa, managing director of Peak Promotion—a trekking, climbing and filming company in Nepal—and

Remembering Wongchu Sherpa: My Father’s Dream

Every father has their own dream for their children, but my father’s dreams were especially unique. My father, the late Mr. Wongchhu Sherpa, was born in a remote area of the Everest region, Tapting-1, Chyangba Village. He breathed his last breath at age 48 in December, 2015. He was not only my father, but with