The 5th annual Khumbu Climbing School Program, Phortse Nepal.
As in the past few years, the team expects to find spectacular ice for instruction for over 60 lucky students.
The Khumbu Climbing School (KCS) is an annual vocational training and instructional program for Nepali climbers and is designed to increase the competency of Nepali people who climb and work in the high mountains. The school takes places in January, the low season for altitude workers, and classes are held in the village of Phortse, a one day walk from Namche Bazaar, the "capital" of the Khumbu. Training is conducted on frozen waterfalls on the northern flank of Khumbila Peak. The program is endorsed by the Nepal Mountaineering Association and is taught by volunteers and funded by the Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation (http://www.alexlowe.org/.)
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