Human Outreach Project has its origins in a tragedy. During Dean’s 2005 summit of Mt. Everest, he became friends with a Sherpa guide named Ang Pasang. Pasang’s dedication and hard work were crucial to the success of the climb, and he and Dean stood together on the summit of Mt. Everest. When Pasang was killed in an avalanche shortly after their climb together, his wife and three children lost not only their means of support, but also their chance at a future. Dean was moved to do whatever he could to support Pasang’s wife and children, and created an educational fund for them.
From this original resolution to help the family of a close friend, HOP came into being. HOP now works in remote areas of Africa, Nepal, and South America, as well as locally in the USA. As we expand our reach to more and more people, we remember our original inspiration and will continue to support Pasang’s family.