I discuss the situation with Mark Gunlogson, Mountain Madness President who has canceled their activities from the Nepal side this spring. They are running a fundraiser with partners who will provide matching funds. You can read more at their site and support the fundraiser at their GoFundMe
This is an except from the announcement:
To help in vaccinations, Mountain Madness is fundraising to provide direct financial support for the following: social mobilization, community outreach, vaccination supplies and equipment, cold chain capabilities, vaccination program staff and training, and other mass vaccination program needs.
In addition to assisting the vaccination effort, Mountain Madness is donating $100 for each of our Nepal Khumbu trip registrants who are postponing their Everest Base Camp Trek, Ama Dablam, and Island Peak trips with us this spring. This money will be distributed to our Nepal staff to help offset the work the spring season provided would have otherwise provided. As there are no charges for postponing and all trip money is moved forward, we will also be contacting all our customers to invite them to contribute to our larger efforts, as they have so generously done following the earthquakes in 2015 and Spring 2020 when the pandemic first arrived.
Interview with Mark Gunlogson, Mountain Madness
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