Dedication to Scott Fischer
Dawa wants to dedicate the rebuilt, earthquake-proof school to the memory of his good friend and mountaineering partner, Scott Fischer. As leader of the 1996 Mountain Madness Everest Expedition, Scott died along with 7 others on the mountain in May of that year.
The tragedy has described in books (the Climb, by Anatoli Boukreev; Into Thin Air, by Jon Krakhauer; Mountain Madness: Scott Fischer, Mt. Everest and a Life Lived on High, by Robert Birkby; to name a few) and made into movies, including the 2015 movie, Everest, with Jake Gyllenhaal portraying Fischer.