by James Holmes
If you enjoyed following our expedition and want to support students and environmental science research, please donate to our expedition partner, the Mountain Environments Research Institute (MERI) at Western Washington University.
Your donation will in the short-term help fund student processing of the snow samples we took on Everest and Lhotse and in the long-term help train the next generation of environmental science students to conduct research safely and effectively in the mountains.
Public science funding has declined significantly in the last couple years. I know of three scientist friends who have lost their funding and jobs just in the last two months since I’ve been on this expedition. MERI was founded within the last year and is the first of its kind in the U.S. Your donation will help ensure its lasting success. Thank you!