This book was born out of a willingness to help and make known a little of the spirit lived on a mountain climbing expedition in Nepal and its welcoming people.
This is a bilingual PT / ENG book for all ages, which tells in a simple way, the story of an expedition to Ama Dablam.
The book is an author's edition (limited to 500 copies), has 56 pages and 20 watercolors done by artist Mariola Landwoska.
The story is told by the climber João Garcia, who has been on the summit of Ama Dablam twice and who considers this mountain one of the ten most beautiful in the world.
The book unveils the itinerary of tourists and climbers who trek the Khumbu valley, the same path they travel to Mount Everest base camp.
Why support the Nepalese NGO Khumbila Foundation?
In the 2015 earthquake, João Garcia was in Nepal and with this NGO helped to distribute essential goods to the local population. Now, this book is intended to help those who live from work on the mountain, as guides and porters.
About the author
Climber João Garcia , has been to Nepal more than 40 times.
“I dedicate this book to that country where I have already lived so many fantastic moments.
I have climbed mountains all over the globe but Nepal will always be my favorite place, due to the quantity and beauty of its mountains. In addition, I have many friends there who are like family. "
Maria Inês Guise , passionate about the outdoor and has been to Nepal 4 times.
"I have great pleasure in active travels and Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me. I think it is very important to draw everyone's attention to its preservation, as well as to the proper use of its resources. In addition, Nepal has a very welcoming people and an enchantment that fills us. Whenever I return from there, I come with a full heart and soul. ”
We would like to thank to the friends who contributed with ideas and helped in the realization of this book: Túlio Coelho, for his patience and for his tireless work of pagination and editing; Mariola Landwoska for the beautiful illustrations; Aurélio Faria for the final revision of the text; Henrique Pereira and Lisa Vaz, for their contribution to translation; Camilo Oliveira from the publishing company "Novas Coordenadas", for his enthusiasm and support for the cause and also to Mafalda Guise, Alexandra Coelho, Silvia Ping, Matilde Cardoso, José Macieira, Diogo Sant'Ana and Sandra Nobre.
Budget and due dates
This campaign will run for about 60 days since the approval by PPL platform.
The amount we are asking for, 4,200 Eur, only covers editing costs, so we want to exceed it!
Only from this amount do we truly begin to be able to donate to the Khumbila Foundation in Nepal.
Your donations will be distributed as follows:
3,812.55 Eur - For editing costs (graphics, translation and illustrations) and postage.
387.45 Eur - PPL Commission.
The remaining amount raised will be donated to the NGO Khumbila Foundation in Nepal.
Thank you, Namaste.