Peak Freaks build dates

Our team is currently making their way to Nepal, some are already there exploring popular time tested trails…the Annapurnas and the Langtang region. The rest of us have opted to do our trek in the Himalayas post earth bag build.

We are all looking forward to hitching up with Durga Aran (Co-founder) FSH First Steps Himalaya, Tim reconnected with Durga last year but I haven’t seen Durga in person since the early nineties when he was a waiter at the Potala Guest House.  His son Jamie is with him this year.

Court Construction from Nelson New Zealand is currently on site with a team. Peak Freaks will be on site Oct 19 to 28, 2017

Durga Aran & Tim Rippel – 2016 Earth Bag School Build

All moving forward and upward.




Earthbag School – Rebuild Nepal 2017

Back to Nepal…….

Our bags are packed and we are off to build another earth bag-earth quake proof school in the Sangachok area, the epic centre of the 2015 earth quake.

We are joined this year with another dynamic team of 12 helpers from Canada who will learn and practice the art of earth bag construction and leave behind another rural school.  Our team is from Canada. They are from Nelson & Proctor, Calgary, Penticton, Victoria/Hornby Island and our old stomp – Powder King Ski Village in the Pine Pass. Our group consists of skilled construction workers and others with valuable expertise in various areas. Bluegrass musicians and enthusiasts are among us to keep the rhyme going when things get tough.

Co-founder of First Steps Himalaya, Durga Aran, is currently on site with the first group.  The walls should be erected by the time we get there so our job will be to get the roof on and cover the earth bags sealing the building before winter sets in.

We’ll keep you posted as best we can to follow along. Our connectivity is not known till we get on site.

Becky, Tim and Team

  2016 Earth Bag Project Blog

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