" To many Western eyes, the Everest region is a place of great beauty and high mountains to be conquered. For the Sherpas who live there, however, life has few privileges. Medicine and Education are scarce, bridges and path are often destroyed, and the forest upon which they depend are rapidly depleting.
Despite these hardships, they are the most warm-hearted people I know. Any help you can provide will be so important and so gratefully received."
Quote from Sir Edmund Hillary's will:
"I declare that I have had a full life with much happiness and a share of sadness. I have little cause for complaint. If, however, some people in New Zealand feel I have made some contribution to the prestige of my country then they could best demonstrate this by continuing modest support to the Himalayan people I have worked with for so many years"