Calling All Rock Climbers from USA, Canada and Europe -Come Help us in Nepal!
This year Finale for Nepal will hold it’s annual Extreme Sports Event again in Finale, Ligure Italy from Oct 6-7, 2012. All rock climbers and outdoor sports enthusiasts are invited to attend.
“We will provide tents and food for as many climbers, and guests, as we can,” says Carlo Mamberto founder of Finale for Nepal and trekking company Viaggia con Carlo. Mamberto said he would like to see more climbers coming from USA and Canada to support Nepal and experience the awesome outdoor venues Finale Ligure has to offer.
Why you should join us at Finale, Ligure and Nepal…
With proceeds from the event we went to Nepal to spend time with our new “Nepali” family. It was our good friends from Himalayan Trailfinder, the Gurung family, who first introduced to the Chepang village of Rajban in Nepal’s Chitwan district. The Chepangs are amongst Nepal’s most impoverished people, with malnutrition and illiteracy rampant amongst their people. We fell in love with the Chepang people and their culture (unique, even in exotic Nepal). The experience in the Chepan village showed us where Finale for Nepal and the extreme sports volunteers who support us could really help. We decided to hold off on aggressively developing sport climbing routes, and first feed, clothe and help educate children who may one day be our future “rock star” climbers.
This was the beginning of our new charity projects to support schools, orphanages and women Nepal – a country so great and full of wonders, but also, unfortunately, abused by the powerful and corrupt. Millions are dollars, euros and yen are given to the Nepal government, but sadly, not much of it ever helps the people it is meant to support. It takes the support of small charities and private individuals to truly help the poor and marginalized in Nepal.
What we’ve accomplished so far…
Today, Finale for Nepal, supports the “Dutch Mountain School”, that will change names to the “Himalaya Primary School.” We are also finishing a small abandoned school by a European NGO. In the next few years, we plan to help women Chepang learn English and establish a trekking route in their area. Bringing tourism will hopefully mean better resources for this community in the future. On the sport climbing side, we bolted a beautiful crag in Nagarkot, 40 kilometers from Kathmandu.
We have many ideas for future projects, and we welcome the suggestions of our volunteers. The “Chepang” people, the many, many Nepali children in need of education, and developing sports tourism in Nepal to create jobs is our mission.
Sports Enthusiasts, Outdoorsmen and Adventurers unite! – Together we do much, much more!
1) Support of the former Dutch Mountain School in the village of Rajban, Chitwan
2) Construction of a small school dedicated to women of ethnic “Chepang”, Nepal’
3) Bolting new sport climbing routes in Nepal. The latest was a on a crag near Nagarkot, 40 km from Kathmandu.
4) In collaboration with locals, the project “Green Soldiers”, recruits volunteer trekkers 2-3 times a year to clean trekking routes and rural villages.