Israelis cycle Mount Everest

Daniel Moores and Abraham Cohen pedaled along the highest road in the world from Lhasa to Kathmandu to raise money for impoverished Nepali communities.

Two Israeli expert cyclists will today (May 7) complete one of the craziest fundraising campaigns – a two-week cycling marathon from Lhasa, Tibet to Kathmandu, Nepal. Daniel Moores and Abraham Cohen decided to take on the highest road in the world to raise money for Nepali communities living on the lowest incomes.

Moores and Cohen, together with the Israel-based non-profit organization Tevel b’Tzedek, launched an indiegogo funding campaign to support marginalized populations in rural communities in Nepal. They surpassed their $3,875 goal by nearly $400.

Their journey is inspiring. Moores and Cohen rode some 1,200 kilometers at 4,000-5,000 meter altitudes.

“We went through ice glaciers, a small river, deep sand dunes, facing a new obstacle with each step we took,” Cohen wrote on his daily blog. “When we arrived to Rongbuk monastery guest house we were so glad. We met a group of motor bikers coming from Kathmandu to Lhasa, they thought we are mad. Maybe they were right.”

The Everest Cycling Marathon for a Just World was sponsored by ROI Community.

Tevel b’Tzedek promotes social and environmental justice by raising funds to improve the quality of life in impoverished Nepali communities using a holistic development model that focuses on agriculture, education, health and women’s empowerment.

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About Viva Sarah Press

Viva Sarah Press is an associate editor and writer at ISRAEL21c. She has extensive experience in reporting/editing in the print, online and broadcast fields. Her work has been published by international media outlets including Israel Television, CNN, Reuters, The Jerusalem Post and Time Out.