I am fundraising to 'SOS- Save Our Soles'

SAVE OUR SOLES is a project aimed at improving and bettering the plight of porters who earn minimum wages in carrying heavy loads of 30 to 40 kgs of equipment and supplies, in remote mountain terrains, in order to support their families. Across the world, even on the highest & most popular rated treks, the plight of porters, are harsh realities often overlooked. With a basket ('doko') supported solely by a head-strap ('naamlo') porters have to walk for hours often stopping to catch their breath, as they ascend up the trail. Carrying this heavy load can be potentially dangerous at high altitudes (above 10,000ft) where the oxygen level is lower than in their normal work environment. A weight of 30-40kgs, though rare, is not unheard of. We at Adventure-Pulse have over the last 4 years of operation, endeavored to make a small difference, especially in the lives of the young men who have worked with us, ensuring their safety and comfort. Appreciating the fact that no trek or climbing expedition would be complete without the strength and endurance of these boys, we have encouraged our clients to treat them as part of the team, but more importantly, provided fair wages and health insurance. As part of this endeavor, we have established a social initiative referred to as SAVE OUR SOLES (SOS), where a tangible difference can be made in their lives. Often having to trek in substandard footwear, ranging from canvas shoes, and torn sneakers to rubber slippers, in subzero temperatures, skin damage, injury and frost bite are common ailments. As a part of our Mount Everest climb next year SAVE OUR SOLES is a quantifiable project, where we will provide 100 porters with high ankle, insulated trekking shoes which will ensure safety and protect their means of livelihood and in the process, increase there life span.
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23rd March 2016
Hi Guys ,

A sincere and heartfelt thank you to all friends & family members who contributed to this cause on such short notice .

Now with the Nepal Government validating our permits for the 2017 , climbing Everest again in 2017 has again become a reality for me & Samir and this campaign definitely gives us the launch pad to try and raise the huge amount of INR 38 lacs ( about $ 58 K ) for the climb. 

The amount raised will not only help us in our dream of climbing Everest again but impact the lives of the Sherpa's in two ways -

 -- Directly - through the SOS campaign where as part of our Everest    expedition 2017 climb we would be providing shoes to Sherpa's with your contributions which enables them to be better equipped at their jobs by avoiding any injuries or frost-bites, thus ensuring a   good income for the season to  support their families.

-- Indirectly - Through the employment we would be generating for dozens of      Sherpa's through our Everest climb. Nepal post the Earthquake needs more  tourism and climbers to visit their country so that life can be normal for
them again and this we hope will make a small difference to them and their     families.

I would also like to elaborate more on some of the major costs that I & Samir will be incurring on our climb for next year .

Shoes for 100 Sherpa's / Porters 4 lacs 
Personal climbing gear for 2 climbers6 lacs 
Reaching Everest Base camp 2 lacs
High altitude rations & food 10 lacs 
Oxygen cylinders for the team 8 lacs 
Communication equipment 2 lacs 
Setting up higher camps 4 lacs
Travel & accommodation cost2 lacs 

Once again , thank you for your contributions and keep spreading the word.

Sauraj & Sam

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