• Gala Dinner May 2014

    Gala Dinner May 2014

    Join us to celebrate 50 years since Sir Edmund Hillary built Lukla airstrip

The official Trust of Sir Edmund Hillary

As friends and partners, the Himalayan Trust works with the peoples of the Nepal Himalaya to realise their educational, health, economic and cultural aspirations.

 

Sir Edmund Hillary founded and led the Himalayan Trust from 1960 until his death in 2008. We follow in his footsteps.

 

Sir Edmund Hillary founded and led the Himalayan Trust from 1960 until his death in 2008. We follow in his footsteps. He received his first request for a school in Khumjung in 1960 and six months later he had built it and placed a Sherpa headmaster in charge. This set the pattern. Ed listened to requests from local people, consulted with them, then in partnership with them implemented the project. Every year Ed trekked for weeks or months in the areas of his aid work, evaluating what had been done and working for the future. This is the pattern we strive for alongside our Nepali friends and partner organisations.