October 24-25, 2015
Touch The Sky with the guides at Northeast Mountaineering to help rebuild Nepal after the Earthquakes. One Step at a time we will reach our fundraising goals and the summit of Mt. Washington, NH. The effort is immense but the reward is priceless. Register today and start your journey toward the top!
The April 2015 Nepal earthquake killed more than 9,000 people and injured more than 23,000. It occurred on 25 April, with a magnitude of 7.8M or 8.1M. Its epicenter was east of the district of Lamjung. It was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake.
The earthquake triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest, killing at least 19, making April 25, 2015 the deadliest day on the mountain in history. The earthquake triggered another huge avalanche in the Langtang valley, where 250 people were reported missing.
Hundreds of thousands of people were made homeless with entire villages flattened, across many districts of the country. Centuries-old buildings were destroyed at UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley, including some at the Kathmandu Durbar Square, the Patan Durbar Squar, the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Changu Narayan Temple and the Swayambhunath Stupa. Geophysicists and other experts had warned for decades that Nepal was vulnerable to a deadly earthquake, particularly because of its geology, urbanization, and architecture.