A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, toppling multi-story buildings in Kathmandu, and creating landslides and avalanches in the Himalaya Mountains. ... The quake was followed by hundreds of aftershocks, and only 17 days later, there was another major quake, a magnitude 7.3 temblor. I nepal it killed 8,964 people and injured 21,952. The earthquake triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest, killing 22, making 25 April 2015 the deadliest day on the mountain in history.The earthquake triggered also another huge avalanche in the Langtang valley, where 250 people were reported missing and destroyed many houses and schools.
Witnessing this devastating earthquake in the advanced basecamp 5600m during our climbing expeditions, all members of the Belgian Makalu expedition collected money for the reconstruction of the school in Seduwa.
This school is situated on the trekking route towards Makalu basecamp. This spectacular trek to Makalu Base Camp has long been one of Nepal’s best kept trekking secrets. Closed to the outside world until the 1950s, when Eric Shipton first trekked into the region, it has remained relatively inaccessible and little-known except to a handful of keen trekkers.
This crowdfunding called ACTION 25/04 has yielded no less than 20,000 Euros.
Rudi Bollaert, his wife Veerle Smits and Charlie left for Seduwa to evaluate the situation on site and to see how they can spend the collected funds as best as possible.