Meet Ang Phurba, also known as 'Mickey Mouse'. He's 62, powerful and is the most hilarious Sherpa on the mountain. He's always laughing, smiling and joking around, even when loaded up and descending from a successful summit push.
I'm a bit surprised to see the lack of recognition the Sherpa teams are getting amidst all the Everest hype and summit successes. There are plenty of heroic stories and glorious shots from the summit with sponsor flags, but very little mention of the team behind the scenes who made it all happen. Why not post a pic and shine a little spotlight on the unsung heroes of the Himalaya? Also, the other team members of varied casts that are also being forgotten?
Let's be honest here: we are all able to achieve high above the clouds because of the collective Herculean effort of the local community. They fix the route to the summit, forge a path through the icefall, lay down the safety lines, set up the camps, transport the gear, ferry the oxygen, melt the snow, cook the food, and more. Not to mention many keep their clients alive at times. In some cases even more special attention is placed on the clients who need help.
On summit night I climbed with @sherpapk, Prem, Nima Laden, Sangbu and Dawa Nubu Sherpa. The @madisonmtng expedition was supported and powered by over 28 amazing men not including the western guides. .
Who did you climb with? And how was your dream supported?
It would be amazing to see a trend of photos emerge of the men who make climbing Everest possible.
3 Monats vor
I guess it’s a protective part of human nature to forget the painful parts. Yet, in forgetting what I’ve been through, I often forget what a complete badass I am. I’ve been fighting #cysticfibrosis, a chronic lung disease, my entire life. My lungs have partially collapsed 6 times. This was one of those times.
Some of you may not even know I have CF - we call it an invisible disease for a reason. You can’t tell that my body was at war with itself in this photo. My expression and PICC line the only indicators that something is wrong. Many of you probably don’t even know that all of my life - every. single. day - I’ve done up to 2 hours of breathing treatments. Yeah, like I said, I’m a badass 💁🏼♀️
The girl in this photo was fighting hard. She never would’ve imagined the life I’m living now. Sure I dreamt of it, but I never thought it’d be my reality. Then two years ago, I became eligible for a miracle drug. I don’t use that word lightly. There is no other word for this medication than miracle. It’s called Kalydeco and it’s the first drug of its kind - the first drug to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis instead of just the symptoms. It has changed my life - the way I live it & the way I see my future. But I’m a lucky one. This drug isn’t yet available to everyone fighting CF. There are still too many stories of lives cut short by this disease. That’s why I’m posting this. May is #CFAwarenessMonth and every single one of the 70,000 people with CF worldwide need the chance to see what life is like when they can breathe a little easier. The really exciting thing about CF fundraising right now is that it’s tangible. We’re no longer asking for your dollars and crossing our fingers for something to work. Brilliant minds have discovered what works. Now we just need it to work for everyone. So do what you can to help turn dreams into reality. If there’s a CF fundraiser near you, buy a ticket. If there’s a CF walk/run, lace up your shoes. Support my nonprofit @singingatthetopofmylungs. And be grateful. Everyone really is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Everyone is a little more badass than you think 😜
2 Monats vor
Meet Kul Badahur Magar, also known as ‘KB’, standing strong at camp 3 with Joyce Azzam, the first Lebanese woman to climb the 7 Summits.
We don’t hear enough stories about the partnership between clients and their support team. The Sherpas of the Khumbu Valley are well known, but they’re not the only tribe supporting Everest dreams. KB is Magar, one of 126 ethnic groups in Nepal.
Let’s cut right to it: he’s a Nepalese superhero. I witnessed this man carry immense loads on his back using a burlap strap attached to his forehead while acting as Joyce’s partner, safety net and dear friend. He’s crossing ladders, scaling vertical ice cliffs and doing it all with seemingly relative ease.
What makes Nepal such a magical place, beyond the mountains are her people. The extraordinary humanity, kindness, compassion, commitment and humility displayed on the part of everyone on the mountain, touches your heart and moves your soul.
Many, like myself, are born into circumstances where we face far less hardship. We aren’t raised as children in a world where we walk 4 hours a day to get to school. Where we look up to our role models and aspire to carry loads for a living because there aren’t many other options. Where we view climbing mountains, risking our lives, as a means to an end so our children don’t have to follow in our footsteps. And yet despite all of this, there is a work ethic and humanity code amongst all of them to see us foreigners who visit their beautiful country, with our absurd ambitions to stand on top of rocks, as clients and friends who they’d do almost anything to protect.
KB is one of hundreds on the mountain who embodies the spirit of Nepal in all that he does. Hats off to KB. We are grateful for what you do and who you are. Hero Unsung.
2 Monats vor
Even SuperSherpas need to take a nap.
That's PK crashing hard post-summit climb. I'm a swipe to the left.
I just in awe of this guy. Pasang and all of our Sherpa team members this season. They're seen as superhuman. Incredibly strong. Resilient. Relentless. Kind, loving, gentle, and Ego-free. But at the end of the day, like this superhero next to me with an oxygen mask strapped to his face, he's human too. We pushed ourselves hard that night, as did our entire team and we both passed out for over 16 hours once we descended safely to basecamp.
I've only ever seen the best of Everest in terms of treatment of the local support teams. I've always hired outfitters who take great care of their staff. Is there really any other way? I couldn't imagine cutting corners, the moral dilemma itself would drive me mad with guilt, and yet it happens and we see it all the time. We hear about the worst of it in the headlines, occasionally there are horror stories, we as climbers see it on the mountain, but do remember that there are many people out there who run their agencies and employ large Sherpa teams that treat the community, men and women, with the greatness and respect that they deserve. We all know Everest is made possible because of Sherpa teams and other local tribes who climb, so let's be sure to carefully consider who we hire and the decisions we make from the onset when planning a trip to Nepal and if you're ambitious, to the top of the world. .
Hats off to the heroes of the Himalayas. Enjoy your well earned rest after another climbing season on the world's tallest mountain. .
📷 by @sherpapk and mine of him.
1 Monat vor
" I have given my daughter 2 per cent of my property and one per cent to my wife. Rest 97 per cent, I am giving back to the society." quotes Mr Prasad
1 Woche vor
At first, Army Pfc. Glendon Oakley Jr. was completely unaware of the chaos unfolding just around the corner. Then he pulled his gun.⠀
A 22-year-old Army automated logistics specialist assigned to the 504th Composite Supply Company, 142nd Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, 1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade at Fort Bliss, Texas, Oakley had been shopping at a sporting goods store inside the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso when a young child burst into the store shouting about an active shooter at the nearby Walmart.⠀
"The guy at the register and I sort of looked at each other," Oakley told Task & Purpose in a phone interview on Saturday. "He's a little kid ... are you going to believe him?"⠀
Read the rest of PFC Oakley's incredible story at the link in our bio!⠀
2 Monats vor
Students trick their security guard and he walks into the surprise of his life!
Hey Ahli Bomba!!! ❤❤ Selamat Menyambut Hari Bomba Sedunia.. utk semua warga Bomba Malaysia...🚒🚒🚒 @syafiqfarhain @bomba_malaysia
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#abambomba #bbnu #ame2019
45 Minutes vor
Today we honour humanitarians across the world serving the good of humanity this #WorldHumanitarianDay 2019! This international day is dedicated to recognizing humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes. #ShareHumanity#UnsungHeroes 🙌🏩💞
1 Stunde vor
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It’s World Humanitarian Day today!
World Humanitarian Day is an international day dedicated to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes.
On World Humanitarian Day 2019, the UN honor the wok of women in crises throughout the world. With focus on unsung heroes, who have been working on the front lines in their communities in some of the most difficult terrains, from the war-wounded in Afghanistan, to the food insecure in the Sahel, to those who have lost their homes and livelihoods in places such as Central African Republic, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen. We salute the efforts of women aid workers and volunteers from across the world, who rally to people in need.
We at NBF celebrate Late Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh for sacrificing her live so Nigeria and Nigerians can be free from Ebola.
She was the Lead Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist at a private hospital in Lagos where she worked for 21 years. She had never seen Ebola before but was able to diagnose and contain Nigeria’s first ever Ebola patient in July, 2014.
Source: Wikipedia, www.un.org and Drasa Trust.
Real and raw in Soweto, South Africa.
A trip down memory lane past Nelson Mandela’s and Desmond Tutu’s home which is the only street in the world where two Nobel Peace Prize winners lived. -
Then visiting our tour guide Zimmy’s township which is the poorest in Soweto- no sanitation or running water and rampant unemployment- yet Zimmy helps, educates and supports the people in his community with social entrepreneurship. -
7 Stundes vor
#WorldHumanitarianDay (WHD) is observed every year on 19 August to pay tribute to charity workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service and to honour and support people affected by crises around the world.
The day focuses on the unsung heroes, who have long been working on the front lines in their own communities and who risk their own lives for others. .
Humanitarian is one who dedicates one's life to helping people affected by crises. Let's be one !
8 Stundes vor
"Do a little bit of Good where you are. It's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." - Desmond Tuttu
#WorldHumanitarianDay (WHD) is held every year on 19 August to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in #humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by #crises around the world.
On #WorldHumanitarianDay2019 we salute the efforts of #women aid workers from across the world, who rally to people in need. We focus on the unsung heroes, who have long been working on the front lines in their own #communities in some of the most difficult #terrains, from the war-wounded in #Afghanistan, to the food insecure in the #Sahel, to those who have lost their homes and livelihoods in places such as #CentralAfricanRepublic, #SouthSudan, #Syria and #Yemen.
9 Stundes vor
On World Humanitarian Day 2019 we honour the work of women in crises throughout the world.Women make up a large number of those who risk their own lives to save others. They are often the first to respond and the last to leave. These women deserve to be celebrated. They are needed today as much as ever to strengthen the global humanitarian response. And world leaders as well as non-state actors must ensure that they – and all humanitarians – are guaranteed the protection afforded to them under international law.
Women humanitarians dedicate their lives to helping people affected by crises. #WomenHumanitarians#UnsungHeroes#WorldHumanitarianDay #unitednations🌐 #UNBhutan
Chinyere Anokwuru is an empowerment Specialist, a poverty alleviation expert, a grassroots reformer and a multi- award winning advocate for the economic empowerment of women.
She is the founder of Selfworth Organization For Women Development, a non governmental organisation seeking to end the lowest form of domestic violence, hunger and poverty by empowering rural and urban slum women with free professional training in different trade skills and also provide them with interest free loans specifically targeted for the purchase of the necessary equipment they need for their business start up thereby breaking barriers and generational cycles of poverty.
Her organisation invests in local women to help them acquire life skills and start up small businesses to help ease the conflict between work and family responsibilities - one of the many reasons for women's economic inequality and domestic violence.
She is a transformational leader with over ten years experience working in the rural and urban communities to reduce domestic violence, poverty and create wealth with a major focus on rural and urban slum women and vulnerable girls.
Chinyere has impacted and empowered over one thousand women in different communities in Nigeria with skills and tools to succeed in their businesses. Most of the women she focuses on are poor, majority of them are victims of domestic violence who she providing with the training and resources to face their attackers and make informed decisions on what is best for their lives. The other women she works with are widows and impressionable young girls.
📸PIC OF THE DAY📸 As another brilliantly bonkers week comes to an end, we’re throwing all the love at our EPIC Front of House team! They’re the absolute cream of the crop and keep everything running along s-moo-thly!💪👏 #Followthecow
20 Stundes vor
In our world of big names, curiously, our true heroes tend to be anonymous. In this life of illusion and quasi-illusion, the person of solid virtues who can be admired for something more substantial than his well-knownness often proves to be the unsung hero: the teacher, the nurse, the mother, the honest cop, the hard worker at lonely, underpaid, unglamorous, unpublicized jobs. #unsungheroes