Mandy Moore Explores Mount Everest

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Mandy Moore just hiked to the Mount Everest Base Camp and her photos are breathtaking.

Moore is helping promote The Everest Base Camp Fundraising Trip that will held by The Juniper Fund and Eddie Bauer this coming fall. The Juniper Fund’s mission is “to support and empower families and communities impacted by the loss of Himalayan high-altitude workers.”

 

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One of the reasons I’m passionate about working with @eddiebauer is due to the authenticity of their programs – they’ve been supporting @thejuniperfund since its inception, understanding that we must support the mountain communities that support us. Founded by two @eddiebauer guides (Melissa Arnot & David Morton), the Juniper Fund provides financial support, vocational training and small business grants to the families of local workers who are killed working in the Himalayas. This week we’ve gotten a small glimpse into the impact on the lives of the families that TJF supports with the help of Eddie Bauer and other partners. • This week over 400 people summited Everest and around HALF of them were local workers. @thejuniperfund supports families of those workers when things go wrong- to contribute or learn more see link in bio. #whyihike #ebpartner

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Moore specifically spoke to her fans about the difference between summiting Mount Everest and hiking to its base camp, likening the base camp goal as about 1/6 of Everest’s total climb: “Not to take away from our journey…We stand in awe of the fortitude and training and superhuman strength it takes to attempt a feat like Everest and are deeply honored just to be here and feel the Khumbu vibes.”

Moore talks about her experience interacting with the local cultures and how getting to the base of Everest has been a dream of hers.

For more information about The Juniper Fund, visit their website.