"IN 2012 DURING THE FIRST WMS EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK AND CLIMB OF EVEREST, I HAD JUST LANDED IN THE ICU FOR SEPSIS. AS ALWAYS, MY GOOD FRIEND WONGCHU (ALONG WITH TREK TEAM) BROUGHT A 'FLAT ERIC AND MICHELLE' PICTURE TO EBC. HIS CARING AND THOUGHTFULNESS WAS A TRUE EXPRESSION OF HIS FRIENDSHIP."
Past President, WMS
He was there for me when I nearly died, and I tried to be there for him. His story is one of inspiration and joy. He was always interested in helping Nepal and keeping his employees working. He worked tirelessly on behalf of his amazing country.
GUIDING AND TREKKING ON THE TRAILS WONGCHU WORKED TO PRESERVE.
Wongchu became an accomplished guide and mountaineer. He summited Everest, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Makalu, Sisha Pangma, Langtang, Cho-oyu, Kilimanjaro, Mustaghata, Fuji, Island Peak, Lobuche, Mera, Naya Kanga, Lang Shisha, Rainer, and Kebnekaise. In the early evolution of Peak Promotion, Wongchu participated in the 1998 David Breashears IMAX movie Everest that documented the summit bid during the disaster in the spring of 1996. Working with the media became and an important part of Peak Promotion operations, opening the world’s eyes to the beauty of and respect demanded by the tallest mountain on Earth, while providing necessary funding for local projects.