On April 4th, I am embarking on a month-long Himalayan mountaineering challenge. I will be trekking through the Khumbu region of Nepal in a party of five climbers en route to Everest Base Camp. We will then attempt to summit Lobuche East, one of Everest’s subsidiary peaks topping out at 20,075’.
Last week, my friend Michael Albalah and I traveled to Utah to practice skills required for this Himilayan challenge. We skinned up Mt. Superior, learned fixed rope ascent skills, practiced avalanche search-and-rescue techniques, and honed our alpine camping skills. We will celebrate the second days of Passover at the Chabad house of Kathmandu, Nepal, and from there we will head to Everest Base Camp. Over the next month we will live at base camp, ice climb in the Khumbu, attempt our Lobuche summit, and blog our experiences along the way. We hope to have an exciting video to share with you all when we get back!
Daniella Moffson was a very close family friend and a personal role model for me. Her loss remains a tragedy to everyone who knew her and loved her. I would like to dedicate this, my most challenging outdoor undertaking yet, to the lasting memory of Daniella. The Daniella Moffson Foundation is committed to the projects that were most important to Daniella: helping sick children, funding ambulances, supporting orphans, and inspiring communal engagement in acts of charity (chesed). I am asking you to please support me in my athletic and fundraising efforts as I take on this challenge. All contributions are tax-deductible.
Thank you, in advance, for your support!
Best regards, Jake Lefkowitz and Michael Albalah