This episode explores if there’s such a thing as “photoshopped to death” – Chris opens up his top secret before and after comparisons, the Nepal fundraiser has made over $10k and that’s just because of you (THANK YOU!!!)
Chris will also do an unplanned surprise visit to the Kingdom of Bhutan, the fundraiser ebook will be available in a printed version some time later this year.
Yes, I know this is the Tips from the Top Floor podcast and blog. Please accept my apologies for hijacking this blog for the People of the Himalaya fundraiser. But as I’ve frequently talked about Nepal here on the show, and the site gets more visibility than most of my other sites, it was a logical choice. I promise to bring you a new episode of Tips from the Top Floor this week to make up for it.
With that out of the way, here’s an exciting update: our fundraiser has just crossed the $10,000 line. We are simply blown away and quite honestly speechless. What a community you are! We asked for your help and you came through beyond our wildes dreams.
We have direct access to about $7000 of these funds right now (the part that came through via PayPal, the rest are credit card payments which take a week) – We are happy to say that yesterday we have sent another $2000 to mayasherpaproject.org.
After a phone call with VISA (repeatedly sending money to Nepal apparently triggers their fraud prevention systems and blocks your card), we have also sent 30,000 Nepalese Rupees (approx. € 267) to our friend Krishna, who will use some of it to help his parents rebuild their house in their mountain village and buy some supplies for them. He also injured his hand in the earthquake and is getting some medical attention in one of the hospitals.
Update:Krishna has spent the last days up in the village to help his parents. He just sent some new pictures. He has his arm in a sling because he fell during the earthquake and injured himself.
Over the weekend we have also verified with both dzi.org and mayasherpaproject.org that their funds in Nepal are highly unlikely to be affected by the Nepali government.
Just a quick FYI: we’re readying the details oft the next Himalayan Workshop – an experience of a lifetime combined with an awesome photo workshop held by yours truly, in a breathtaking landscape – and a wonderful culture!
Hiya all, this is Chris calling in from a small internet cafe (1 computer) at Namche Bazar in Nepal. We made our way up here from Lukla and even though we’d love to send you many many more updates, we are currently stuck with a satellite phone that doesn’t activate, resulting in less than optimum connection to the outside world. We are trying to work with the sat phone provider to get this fixed, and at the moment we are waiting for them to get back to us with a solution. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed that this will work soon.
Other than that, we are all fine after a massive hike yesterday that brought some of us at and beyond the limits of what they had ever before. Including yours truly. This is an amazing experience and we all wish we had more possibilities to share things with you all.