As you might have already heard on the news, Nepal suffered a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake last Saturday. More than 4,800 are dead and more than 9,200 are injured. It is the deadliest natural disaster in the Himalayan kingdom in 80 years.
I share this because The Fifth Person was supposed to climb Everest Base Camp (EBC) last May. The trek was postponed because an avalanche hit EBC on 18 April 2014 killing sixteen people. We missed it by a couple of weeks.
This year, we were supposed to head to EBC in April/May again but our work commitments decided otherwise. Because of this, I’m now writing this post from the comfort and safety of Singapore as opposed to being trapped with my partners in Nepal or possibly worse. Because of the earthquake on Saturday, an avalanche hit EBC again, this time more deadly, killing seventeen people.
We’re very lucky.
But many more in Nepal are not and they’re facing the worst days of their live right now. If you can, do consider donating to the relief and rescue efforts in Nepal as they help the victims of this deadly earthquake. We’re donating to The International Medical Corps and here’s how you can do so too.
There’s a list of other organizations you can give to as well to help with the relief efforts. If you care about this, do play a part and help in some way you can by donating. You never know when disaster might strike home like it almost did for us. Twice.
Please help and thanks for reading!
From on all of us at The Fifth Person,