The Hillary Legacy in the Everest Region

Join our special speaker evening

The Hillary Legacy in the Everest Region

Join us for a special speaker evening to celebrate the Hillary legacy in the Everest region of Nepal – Tuesday, August 16, Auckland.

You’ll hear about the work by Sir Ed and his friends and family in the region over the past 50 years and how the Hillary legacy lives on through your support.

There will also be an update on the current earthquake rebuild and water and sanitation work.

We hope you can join us for drinks and nibbles, and an opportunity to meet and chat with Himalayan Trust supporters old and new. Places are limited so please RSVP as soon as possible to

Speakers are:

  • Sarah Hillary will talk about the vital role played by her mother, Louise Hillary, in the early work of the Himalayan Trust
  • Neville Wooderson, part of the team who built Kunde hospital in 1966, will share his memories of building the first hospital in the region with Sir Ed
  • Lisa Choegyal, New Zealand Honorary Consul to Nepal, will talk about sustainable tourism in the Everest region
  • Lakpa Thering Sherpa, Managing Director of Action for Nepal, will talk about bringing safe water to communities
  • Carl Hutchinson and Adele Ivy Harris, Himalayan Trust supporters who walked the length of the New Zealand to raise funds
  • Howard Iseli, Himalayan Trust Earthquake Rebuild Programme Manager
  • Prue Smith, General Manager, Himalayan Trust

When: Tuesday, August 16, 7.00-8.30 pm
Where: Hobson Room at the Jubilee Buildings, 545 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland. See map.
Koha entry
Drink and nibbles provided

RSVP today

Places are limited so please RSVP as soon as possible to