-- With great relief we are pleased to confirm that the Expedition Everest Team and their Sherpa guides and support personnel are safe at Base Camp. On behalf of everyone involved with Expedition Everest, Toilet Hackers and Crowdrise, we extend our deepest sympathies to the victims and their many friends and families throughout the Sherpa Communities. --
In March, Expedition Everest teammates Steve Obbayi and Toby Storie-Pugh will trek to Everest Base Camp and face the world’s tallest peak. Steve will tackle the mountain on behalf of both his country — he will be the first Kenyan to climb the mountain — and the world’s most neglected humanitarian issue — sanitation.
Today, over 2.5 billion people lack access to what most of us take for granted — a toilet. Lack of sanitation devastates economies, undermines education, and is responsible for over 4,000 children dying every day.