Khumbu Climbing School

KCS Founder Jennifer Lowe-Anker.The Khumbu Climbing School (KCS) is an annual vocational training and instructional program for Nepali climbers. The KCS's mission is to increase the safety margin of Nepali climbers and high altitude workers by encouraging responsible climbing practices in a supportive and community-based program.

Classes are held in January in the village of Phortse. Training is conducted on frozen waterfalls on the northern flank of Khumbila Peak in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The KCS is a program of the Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation (ALCF).

I was a volunteer instructor in 2006 and 2007.

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