Rebuilding Nepal – a long trek with many mountains to climb


Yesterday another massive earthquake hit Nepal, this time with the epicentre in the Everest region. Our partner charity Community Action Nepal is feeding back information on what is happening in the communities with which we work. You can read more here: Regular supporters will know that PPUK runs a clothing bank in Lukla; at […] Read more »

Rebuilding Nepal – a long trek with many mountains to climb

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You have probably been following the tragic news from Nepal today and in recent weeks, and will be aware of the country’s dire need for support and aid. A huge humanitarian effort has now built up involving the UN, large aid organisations like Oxfam and Save the Children and many others. Nepal is a very […] Read more »

Earthquake in Nepal

Earthquake update blog

Our thoughts are with the people of Nepal suffering following the huge earthquake on Friday. We have had many enquiries and we are so thankful to say our Trustees (Denise and Tom) and colleagues (Medex and Everest Black tie Dinner party) who are in Nepal are safe, but such relief is linked with deep sadness […] Read more »

Black tie and crampons on Everest


   What’s the highest you’ve ever had dinner? Pretty high altitude we’re guessing for some of you. But how about the highest you’ve ever had a Michelin Star dinner? Some of PPUK’s supporters are taking on a pretty exceptional challenge to help Community Action Nepal (CAN), the charity with which we have such close ties, […] Read more »

On the News from Annapurna

The news from Nepal is horrific. For the second time this year the dangers of the mountains – their unpredictability and overpowering forces – have become the focus of the world’s attentions. As this tragic story becomes increasingly coloured by tales of both bravery and selfishness, it is important not to be caught up in […] Read more »

Gokyo Porter Shelter now complete!

Gokyo shelter Nov 2013

“We are very grateful for your support. Without your help we could not build this in my life. We could not build it in my children’s life.” Nawang Sherpa (local member of the Gokyo Building Committee) The building at Gokyo is structurally complete and the porter shelter is now operational with an outside contractor providing […] Read more »

International Porters Protection Group (IPPG) – leading the fight for improved porter welfare.

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Recent events on Everest, and their consequences, have focused global attention on the challenging working conditions faced by the Sherpa mountain guides who are critical to the success of any high altitude climbing expedition in the Himalaya.   Far less attention has been focused on the plight of the mountain porters who act as the human […] Read more »