Pre monsoon (spring) 2009

Report by Dr Shirley Gover, Dr David Gover and Tariq Qureshi (medical student) We stayed at Machermo from mid-April until mid-May. We enjoyed our stay thoroughly. It was a particularly quiet season but 110 patients were seen and we did have a few cases of severe altitude-related illnesses. Chhewang and Kancha were good and cheerful company. Chhewang managed […]

Post Monsoon (Autumn) 2008

The voluntees this season were Drs Michelle Delap & Susan Hinsley, both from the UK. KATHMANDU Susan arrived on the 2nd September and Michelle on the 3rd.  We stayed at the Marshyandi Hotel in Thamel which was convenient and comfortable, having air conditioning and en suite facilities.   Whilst in Kathmandu we had to extend our […]

Pre Monsoon (Spring) 2008 Report

by Dr Cheryl Tallon (03/04/2008 – 05/05/2008) Lauren Newcombe and Angus Mitchell were present during my stay (both final year medical students from the UK) Overview I had a great experience at the post, Chhewang and Kancha making me feel welcome when I arrived. The porter shelter rescue post is in a beautiful, setting enclosed […]

Post Monsoon (Autumn) 2007

Rescue Post Doctors (first 5 weeks of the season) Julia Thornely and Kate Wilson: On arrival in Kathmandu, we visited with Chhewang: HRA (informative), CIWEC (very useful discussion with director, Dr Pandey), Porters Progress (not open), Eco Tours and Treks (courtesy visit). In Namche Bazaar: Namche Dental Clinic (very impressive and useful for dental referrals […]

Spring 2007 Report

Liz and Patrick arrived at the clinic on April 14th. We had prearranged for Chhewang to book our flights to Lukla as we only had 1 day in KTM and he left the tickets at the hotel for us. We arrived in Lukla at the start of a 5 day porters strike for a 600Rs […]

Autumn 2006 Report

Dr Mathew Morgan and I were the lucky two to be chosen to run the post. We both live and work in Cardiff and Drs Nick and Emma Mason kindly invited us around for dinner a few times to discuss the posting, problems we might encounter and the amazing culture shock to come! As a […]

The Official Opening, October 2006

Machermo Porter Shelter and Rescue Post is now officially open! On the 10th October 2006 the Machermo Porter Shelter and Rescue Post, in the Everest National Park, was officially opened. This project was started as a reaction to the numerous deaths of porters (and trekkers) in the Gokyo valley. IPPG started running a rescue operation […]

Spring 2006 Report

During the spring 2006 season we were literally able to witness “history being made”. Until the very last day prior to my departure I had constant doubts whether I should go, if the situation in Nepal was stable enough etc… the tension was high in Kathmandu as we arrived. Our team decided to come in […]

Autumn 2005 Report

Another eventful season has come to a close and we are now poised to move into the new facility built by CAN. We will have the hybrid wind and solar electrical system and plumbing in place for next season, meaning porters and doctors can move in! Special thanks to all who donated money, especially our […]

Spring 2005 Report

Australians Dr John Barry and his partner Kirsty Robertson ran the post during the April/May trekking season, ably assisted by Chhewang Sherpa. Once again, a room in Namgyal Lodge was used to offer medical assistance to the porters, local people and trekkers who called in for emergency help. This season the number of trekkers was […]