Himalayan Stove Project Nominated for 2014 ‘Outdoor Inspiration Awards’

Media Contact: Holly Padove, (805) 773-1000; Holly@thepressroom.com Public Contact: George Basch, (505) 363-8863; george@himalayanstoveproject.org For Immediate Release Himalayan Stove Project Nominated for 2014 ‘Outdoor Inspiration Awards’ Charitable Organization Helps End Deadly, Eco-Damaging Pollution Caused by Primitive Cooking Methods in the Himalayas   TAOS, NM (February 5, 2014) – The Himalayan Stove Project—a volunteer-run humanitarian  organization […]

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Micro-Finance Jumpstart

A dramatic, un-anticipated, benefit – our program of asking people to make a contribution to the stove cost (with the money remaining in the community) so that they have a sense of ownership and commitment to their stove, has evolved, in many communities, into a community-administered micro-finance program. So in addition to providing health and […]

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Royal Smashing

Chef Cook Meets the Royal Crown On May 29 (the exact anniversary date of the Hillary / Tenzing summit) there was a “smashing” celebration at the Royal Geographical Society in London, attended by Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh (and “Chief Cook” George Basch, and “others”). I very happily had […]

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Turn Left at the Ostrich

The American Alpine Club held a celebratory event in Oakland, California, in February, and very generously provided display space to us so that we could show a sell-out crowd our stove and tell people, one-on-one about our project – thanks AAC! Especially Phil Powers and Keegan Young. In March, the Explorer’s Club held it’s annual […]

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Our Success Stories

Our first pilot deployment of 48 stoves was put into the field in November 2010. As of mid 2013 we have distributed 1,377 stoves in numerous communities in the Nepal Himalayas, from the Sikkim / Indian border on the east to the Mustang district (bordering Tibet, west of Annapurna) encompassing approximately 2/3 of that portion […]

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Have you ever been really moved by the strong desire to “give back” ?

    Joe Smith and his daughter were, after their trek in Nepal last summer. Joe sent a substantial contribution to the Himalayan Stove Project, and when we asked him how he had heard about us and what moved him to be so very generous, here’s what he wrote:   Hello George, In April and […]

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Himalayan Stove Project Summits Mt. Everest (with a LOT of help from Dave Hahn)

On May 26, 2012, Dave achieved his 14th Everest summit; more than any other non-Sherpa. CONGRATULATIONS DAVE !!!!!!! Dave displayed the Himalayan Stove Project banner at the Roof of the World on a brilliant summit day. Dave, a strong and committed supporter of the humanitarian mission of the Himalayan Stove Project, is a professional guide, […]

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Family has dinner together in their kitchen for the first time, ever

We had an up close and personal experience in changing a family’s life in a remote rural village on Thursday night. We were delivering stoves in Megere, and the smoke coming from the campfire (yes, open campfire) in the kitchen as they were preparing our “welcome tea-coffee” was so overwhelming pouring out the kitchen door […]

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