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Pete Athans Bio

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Pete Athans Bio

A The North Face Explorer, Pete's name has been synonymous with the exploration of Mt. Everest for nearly three decades. He has led numerous expeditions to the mountain and has summited seven times over the course of 15 expeditions. Peter is a strong proponent of Sherpa culture and has documented their talents at high altitude in books and films. He is a board member and Program Director with the Khumbu Climbing Center and works to improve the competence and safety of all Nepalese high altitude climber-professionals. But Everest is only one of Peter’s varied achievements.

With more than three decades of Himalayan expeditions behind him, he has taken a strong interest in the exploration of both the physical and cultural landscapes of Nepal, Tibet and Western China, their untrammeled peaks and unique, distinct cultures. He is a board member of the Himalayan Cataract Project, which brings eye care to cataract patients in Nepal. Concurrently, Pete and his family began the work of encouraging literacy in Nepalese children with the “Magic Yeti Library” initiative. They have bi-lingual libraries operating in six villages in the Everest region and in the restricted, legendary Kingdom of Upper Mustang in North Western Nepal.

Pete Athans Bio

Norbu Tenzing Bio

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Norbu Tenzing Bio

Norbu Tenzing Norgay is Vice President of the American Himalayan Foundation which is based in San Francisco. He lives here but frequently travels to his native Himalaya.
The American Himalayan Foundation supports vital education, health care and cultural and environmental preservation throughout the Himalaya and each year touches the lives of 300,000 Sherpas, Nepalis and Tibetans.

Norbu was in Nepal and saw first-hand the devastation in the wake of the April 25th earthquake. The foundation has set up an Earthquake Recovery Fund at www.himfdn.org .

Norbu Tenzing Bio

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The North Face and the American Himalayan Foundation have joined forces to drive a fundraising effort. Make your donations here!

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Pete Athans Bio

Pete Athans Bio
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Pete Athans Bio

A The North Face Explorer, Pete's name has been synonymous with the exploration of Mt. Everest for nearly three decades. He has led numerous expeditions to the mountain and has summited seven times over the course of 15 expeditions. Peter is a strong proponent of Sherpa culture and has documented their talents at high altitude in books and films. He is a board member and Program Director with the Khumbu Climbing Center and works to improve the competence and safety of all Nepalese high altitude climber-professionals. But Everest is only one of Peter’s varied achievements.

With more than three decades of Himalayan expeditions behind him, he has taken a strong interest in the exploration of both the physical and cultural landscapes of Nepal, Tibet and Western China, their untrammeled peaks and unique, distinct cultures. He is a board member of the Himalayan Cataract Project, which brings eye care to cataract patients in Nepal. Concurrently, Pete and his family began the work of encouraging literacy in Nepalese children with the “Magic Yeti Library” initiative. They have bi-lingual libraries operating in six villages in the Everest region and in the restricted, legendary Kingdom of Upper Mustang in North Western Nepal.

Pete Athans Bio

Norbu Tenzing Bio

Norbu Tenzing Bio
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Norbu Tenzing Bio

Norbu Tenzing Norgay is Vice President of the American Himalayan Foundation which is based in San Francisco. He lives here but frequently travels to his native Himalaya.
The American Himalayan Foundation supports vital education, health care and cultural and environmental preservation throughout the Himalaya and each year touches the lives of 300,000 Sherpas, Nepalis and Tibetans.

Norbu was in Nepal and saw first-hand the devastation in the wake of the April 25th earthquake. The foundation has set up an Earthquake Recovery Fund at www.himfdn.org .

Norbu Tenzing Bio

Industry Breakfast sponsored by The North Face

Come Back to Nepal

Join your colleagues at the OIA Industry Breakfast on Wednesday, August 5th at 7:00am to hear Pete Athans, athlete for The North Face, and Norbu Tenzing, Vice President – American Himalayan Foundation, as they share their perspectives in the aftermath of the two devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal this past spring.  As a small country that depends on adventure travel and tourism, Pete and Norbu will walk us through Nepal’s struggles and how we as the outdoor industry, can engage, return and rebuild. 

Sponsored By:
The North Face

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