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The Good Trekker: An Introduction

So there you are, covered in sweat, legs aching, gasping for breath and wondering to yourself: If this is just the beginning of this trek, how much longer do I have to live? And what does “breathable Gore Tex” mean? Feeling like you are wrapped in a plastic bag as you drip into your boots, you don’t

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

In the Footsteps of the Dhami: My Travels with Nepal Medical Project

This summer I traveled with Stanford University’s Nepal Medical Project to lead a weeklong clinic and healthcare focused classes in Khamding, Nepal. It was the best experience of my life and taught me a lot about family, language, friendship and community. I arrived into the Kathmandu airport the evening of June 16th. My plane stopped on