The Highest Altitude Climbing Wall in the World:
a small project that makes a big difference
Khumbu Climbing Center (KCC) is located at 3,950 m altitude in the village of Phortse in the Nepalese part of the Himalayas. Founded by Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation, the KCC has the mission to teach all Nepali climbers technical climbing skills, mountain safety, rescue, and wilderness first aid all of which are vital to their safety while working on the mountain. To date the KCC program has successfully trained over 1200 Nepali climbers including women since it was launched in 2004. A long list of volunteer guides and visiting instructors contributed knowledge over the years.
“The best climber in the world is the one having the most fun!”