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The Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation is looking for new or used gear for its Sherpa Climbing School Project in the Khumbu region of the Himalaya, set to hold its first course in February 2004.The goal of the Sherpa Climbing School Project is to provide instruction once a year in the winter to a group of 20 mountain Sherpa. The initial course will begin in Feburary 2004 and last two weeks. Instructors will cover rope & knot work, glacier travel, crevasse rescue, climbing technique (ascending, descending & traversing), camp hygiene, cold preparedness and basic first aid. The volunteer instructors for this class will be chosen from the ranks of North America&Mac185;s and Europe&Mac185;s finest alpinists. Financial contributions are also welcome and will be used to purchase any gear still needed. ALCF Sherpa Climbing School Equipment Wish ListCramponsHarnesses Headlamps HelmetsIce Axes – alpine variety Ice Screws SlingsPlease send donations to:ALCF, P.O. Box 6666, Bozeman, Montana, 59715 or our Ship To address: ALCF at 2605 Stagecoach Trail RoadManhattan, Montana 59741If any further questions pleased email pamela@.alexlowe.org