Sir Edmund Hillary

The late Sir Edmund Hillary*  KG ONZ KBE requested
"Help me help the Sherpas"


* Photo of the late Sir Edmund Hillary by Pat and Rosemarie Keough


W.F. (Zeke) O'Connor

Robert Kolbuc

Karen O'Connor, President
Byron Smith, VP Marketing
Robin D. Walker, Secretary
Dr. Kami T. Sherpa,
(Senior Medical Officer)
Kevin Leung, Treasurer

Dr. Joan Ford
Peter W. Webster
C. Richard Sharpe
Dr. Robert Zimmerman

Phillip Crawley
Francisco Gomez
Piers Handling
Peter Hillary
Paul Hubner
Patti Hull
Kevin Leung
Nima McElhinney
Todd Millar
Karen O’Connor
Herb Paterson
Franco Perugini
Dr. Kami T. Sherpa
Phurba S. Sherpa
Byron Smith
Robin D. Walker

Barbara Anderson
Brian Baxter
Michael Benton
Lynn Hurley
Edward Lorriman


You can order a limited special edition of "Journey With The Sherpas"
by simply clicking here.

Nepal Challenge “Help put sciences into the Zeke O'Connor High School.”


The Kunde Hospital

For more than 34 years, The Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation (SEHF) has funded and monitored the operation of the Kunde Hospital and appointed eight teams of doctors and each year has visited the Hospital. 

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As I closed my eyes to try to think back to what 60 years ago might have looked like to Sir Edmund and his group struggling up Everest; attempting to be the first to conquer the elusive ...

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New Secondary School

The Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation in conjunction with the Rotary Club of West Calgary and the Local NGO is currently building "The Zeke O'Connor High School" in the village of Phaplu.

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 your adventure

Trip Duration: 17 days

Grade: Moderate

Activities: trekking

Accommodation: 6 nights hotels/lodges • 4 nights permanent campsite • 6 nights tented camping

This trek is designed to fulfill the dream of many people of experiencing the historic route to the base of the world’s highest mountain. Our carefully devised itinerary provides a fine opportunity to visit both Base Camp and the nearby peak of Kala Pattar (5545m) for uninterrupted views of Mt Everest. We trek the more remote trails along the far side of the Khumbu valley, savouring the high mountain views from our selected campsites, permanent camps and lodges in the company of our Sherpa guides, whose knowledge and passion for trekking in the Khumbu add a further dimension to this memorable trek.

trip dates 21 APR - 07 MAY 2014

charity challenge payments

Joining Kathmandu:                                     $2690

Non refundable Registration Fee:                  $400

Fundraising Minimum Target:                       $2500

Single Supplement:                                       $550

for more information

The Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation
Tel: (416) 941-3315

cause supported by this huma challenge

After a friendship of several years with Sir Edmund Hillary, accompanying him on trips within Canada and the U.S.A., Mr. W. F. (Zeke) O’Connor was honoured in being invited as the Canadian representative on an expedition to the Mount Everest Base Camp in 1973, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the successful ascent of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund and Sherpa, Tenzing Norgay. Mr. O’Connor and now Karen O’Connor the current president have revisited Nepal each year since his first visit in 1973 to the present.

Karen O’Connor and a number of the Foundation Directors return to Canada each year with a deeper understanding of the many needs of the Sherpa people and a determination to further the efforts of seeking financial aid for the worthy projects underway in the mountain regions of Nepal. Emphasis is on involvement of the local community.

As a result of this groundwork, the totally Canadian The Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation (SEHF) began in 1974-75 and received its charter on October 1, 1976, and is registered as a charitable institution.

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3rd Annual - Herb Paterson Charity Golf Tournament

"helping the Sherpas, help themselves'

Date: June 16, 2014


St. Andrews Valley Golf Course
4 Pinnacle Trail
Aurora, Ontario
L4G 3K3

BBQ Lunch: 11:30 – 1:00pm

Shotgun Start: 1:30 pm


$200 per Golfer

$800 per Foursome

(Includes: golf, cart, range balls, BBQ lunch,
 after golf Get-together and prizes)


$1,200 (Hole Sponsorship & Foursome) 

$500 (Hole Sponsorship only)

Herb Paterson


Herb Paterson has been active in The Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation since 1982 and has been a Director since 2005. Herb is a man of many accomplishments. Here are a few: Herb was the Titleist representative in Canada for 48 years, now retired, Herb is a Past President of the Canadian Golf Equipment Manufacturers Association, he is also an Honorary Life Member of the C.P.G.A. and served Canada as a Navigator with the rank of Pilot Officer in World War II. 

We will be fortunate enough to have Herb with us on June 16th to be the official starter of the 3rd Annual Tournament which carries his name.


Did You Know...

To Donate in Support of the Nepal Challenge 

We going to Nepal this April and will be visiting the Zeke O'Connor School.
If you are interested in helping with the school please Click Here