Eager for another adventure, my wonderful mother-in-law Hannah Carter, at the age of 81, joined us for a trek in Nepal's Khumbu. It was not only her first time trekking in Nepal. but also her first time sleeping in a tent. But she was determined to see the Himalaya, especially Mount Everest. And did.
At that time (1996) we were designing the first WireBridge.
Hannah's kindness touched many people. In her memory a bridge is now being built in Lamjung District of Nepal, over the Dordi River, in a place called Kirtipur. The river blocks access to much-needed schooling and health care, and limits access to markets and farm land for the local residents. We estimate that about 100 students and 100 other villagers will use this new bridge daily throughout the year. And in the distance, the mountains will be watching.
This is not the first bridge given as a living memorial, nor we hope will it be the last.
Here is a glimpse of the village, the surrounding countryside, and the mountains in the distance.
We hope in the next report to have photos from the construction and inauguration!