Cathy was adopted at an early age and experienced the mental health aspects that went along with being in an orphanage and brought up in a family that wasn’t her own. She always felt she never belonged and never felt worthy, which gave her a lack of self-confidence and esteem. This led her entering into a 2-year abusive relationship at 15, which ended in violence and rape. She has experienced first-hand, how being mistreated as a woman leads to long term lack of self-belief and mental health problems. Read more Cathy Brown
British alpinist, Simon Ferrier-May, will be attempting to climb to the top of the world in spring 2020, aiming to become the youngest British person to climb Mount Everest without supplement oxygen. Simon has self-funded the full cost of the expedition, and is raising funds for us here at Sustainable Himalayan Foundation. To follow his journey and make a donation please go to www.sfm-alpinism.com
AJ is a Yeoman Warder (Beefeater) at the Tower of London. She served in the British Army for 24 years in the Royal Logistic Corp, travelling around the world conducting peacekeeping duties as well as deployments in times of conflict. She has divided her time between her deployments and travelling extensively but her time spent in Nepal hold many great memories, especially the 2015 trip with HST Adventures trek to Kyanjin Gompa. This iconic expedition was to support the aid efforts after the devastating earthquake in Nepal in 2014 and since that trip she has worked tirelessly to support the fundraising efforts of Sustainable Himalayan Foundation. This included fundraising for an Everest Base Camp expedition that took place in 2017 raising £60,000 for a housing project in the Langtang Valley that was devastated by the earthquake. AJ now holds the prestigious position as a Yeoman Warder at the Tower of London, being only the second female in history to become a Beefeater at the Royal Palace.
Veteran and double amputee Hari Budha Magar will be attempting to Mt.Everest in 2020. He has already climbed some of the highest peak of Nepal and Europe likewise Mera Peak (6476m), Chulu Far East(6059m) and Mont.Blance (4810m). Hari aims to be the first bilateral above knee amputee to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, demonstrating the courage, determination and resilience of the Nepali people. He also wants to be an inspiration to other disabled veteran and civilians worldwide. He has been part of SHF and Ambassador from the beginning . To support Hari go to www.conqueringdreams.org