📷@pemba_sharwa Island Peak, Khumbu. Everest certainly gets the press, but our Instructors and Graduates have been busy all Spring, guiding throughout the Himalaya.
Every year, a few brave souls come to the Khumbu to run the Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon, and this year a 62k Ultra version. Pemba guided a team of these runners beforehand to Island Peak, for fun, challenge, and acclimatization.
Pemba's family donated half the land for our headquarters building in Phortse. In his early 20's, Pemba climbed Everest. He witnessed the deadly Icefall collapse in 2014. Read about his experience of that event, and how it changed him, in the link in our profile.