Project Himalaya‘s seven member Kang Guru expedition team left Kathmandu for their expedition on 19th October 2008. The expedition is led by Philip James Crampton (UK).
The names of the other team members are:
1. Robert M. Shaver (USA)
2. Karl Peter Adolfsson (Sweden)
3. Paula Veronica C. Cabrera (Venezuela)
4. Rusty Joe Schlessman (USA)
5. Damien J.G. Francois (Belgium)
6. Anne-Mari Hyrylainen (Finland)
Explore Himalaya is the base organizer of this expedition. The team is supported by climbing Sherpas: Tarkey Sherpa, Namgyal Sherpa and Pasang Gombu Sherpa.
We find it very important that our travelling contributes to the preservation of Nepal’s fragile and beautiful nature. We encourage Kipling Travels and Explore Himalaya to start working with different tea-houses / lodges and hotels on sustainability initiatives- like waste recycling, solar heating etc.
We work with the motto "Tourism for Development". Explore Himalaya Community Service Project was conceived to empower underprivileged segments of Nepal.