Author Hamilton Pevec lives in Pokhara, Nepal with his Nepalese wife, Devika Gurung. Pokhara is about fifty miles and four hours’ driving time from the earthquake epicenter, Gorkha. (email@example.com)
April 29th 2015. We gathered at Blue Sky Paragliding company headquarters in Pokhara, Nepal to load four jeeps with relief supplies and get organized. We loaded 120 kg rice, 25L fuel, 10 tarps, 10 blankets 15 boxes of water, shovels and picks in our truck and more in the other three. We worked with Karma Flights because they had already established a relay distribution station to make sure supplies got into the right hands.
by Hamliton Pevec, Pokhara, Nepal
by Hamilton Pevec, Pokhara, Nepal
The latest news of the death toll is over 2,700 killed and 5000 injured. I'm sure that number will steadily rise as we reach the end of our 72 hour earthquake danger zone. In the paper this morning the world heritage site Pashupatinath, is over loaded with dead bodies. Pashupatinath is one of the holiest hindu burning ghats. A very important place to be cremated. But now, there is not enough space, wood or time to burn all the bodies.
by Hamilton Pevec
On April 25th 2015, I was with Lakpa, one of the two men who flew off Everest and co-starred in the documentary, “Hanuman Airlines”. We were sitting in the Himalayan Encounters garden in Pokhara talking about the next film we would make about his descent of the Ganges River to the sea by kayak. Within a minute of sitting down the rumbling began, a thunder that seemed to come from the earth and all around, after ten-seconds it didn't stop and I remembered to turn my camera on. A hundred barking dogs and cows moaning, the distant screams of girls carried over the rumbling of the earth added to the cacophony unfolding. My second thought was “its not stopping!”
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