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EXPEDITION BASED
CHALLENGE Focused
LEARNING IN THE HIMALAYAS.

At SUMMIT you will explore, push your comfort zones and reach new heights - embodying the knowledge you gain.

Inspirational and challenging, the Himalayas provides us a fantastic opportunity for learning, transformation and growth.

Collaboration, curiosity and kindness are at the core of what we do - honouring the unique places and people we meet.

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30 YEARS of experience in adventure tourism and OUTDOOR Education Globally.

leading provider of outdoor guide education and expedition based learning in the Himalayas.

At our established training venue in the Himalayas, The Royal Beach Camp, we have put the student at the center of the educational process for over 15 years, in partnership with universities and collages from around the world.

 

Our handpicked team of skilled, experienced and passionate professionals are able to share and teach the skills and the qualities of great outdoor leaders.

 

The advisory board, from diverse backgrounds and industries, ensure that we keep up to date with the latest developments and enabling us to truly educate the next generation ready for the future.

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Educational partners:

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  OUR TEAM  

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Ram Silwal

Founder

Expedition leader with 30 years of experience in the adventure industry, consulting amongst others the British Army on adventure trainings in the Himalayas, the Alps and Scandinavia. Ram is an dedicated educator, serial tourism entrepreneur and Honorary Representative for Nepal Tourism Board.

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Xenia Brundin

Partnerships & Sustainability

Sustainability consultant and founder of small scale green and social initiatives. Xenia is a communications professional with a wide academic background in Journalism, Antarctic Studies and Project Management.

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Anthony Eddies-Davies

Head of Awards

Anthony has worked in the industry as an instructor and coach for over 20 years. The director of Adventure Consultancy, he travel the world as safety manager for film prodocution teams, and was handpicked by the government of Bhutan to develop adventure tourism in the Himalayas.

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Lakpha R. Sherpa

Mountaineering Instructor

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Achut Pandey

Trek Leader

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Jack Campion

White Water Instructor

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Puskar Kadel

River Expedition Leader

Our exceptional team on the mountain and rivers consist of instructors, leaders and guides with UIAA and IRF qualifications. The team has several decades of experience under their belts, incl. multiple Everest summits and first descents on several Himalayan rivers. 

  OUR ADVISORS  

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Fredrik Hermelin

Tourism & Travel Entrepreneur

Adventure tourism entrepreneur with 25 years experience in the travel industry. Fredrik has worked in corporate travel for multinational companies like CWT, British Airways and American Express. At The Search Adventures he creates and guide unique and personal travel experiences around the world.

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Seven Summit Women

Adventurers & Activists

The first all female team to summit the highest mountains on each of the seven continents. A group Nepali women with inspirational stories of personal struggle, sisterhood and victories working today with adventure and unclimbed peaks, alongside the empowerment of marginalised women.

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Gerry Moffatt

Adventurer & National Geographic Filmmaker

Author and Film Producer for amongst others National Geographic and Discovery Channel. Gerry is an expedition paddler and climber with an impressive CV of first decent and twice to the summit of Mt Everest. He has also been handpicked by the government of Bhutan to develop adventure tourism in the Himalayas.

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Christine 

Revsbech Jensen

PhD & Scientific staff, Roskilde University

Anthropologist PhD occupied with topics concerning holistic economies, sustainability, entrepreneurship, and education. Part of the research group Organizational Ethics and Social Sustainability (OrgESS) and teaching at Roskilde University.

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Nature & Local Communities

 

We consider the environments and communities we work in as our partners - without them it would be impossible for us to exist. Leaving a positive impact and contributing to the prospering of nature and people is integral. Read more about our work under Sustainability below.

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Stewart Williams

Risk Management Expert & Former British Army Major

Former Major of the Intelligence Corps, Steward served in the British army for 20 years before becoming a security risk management expert, working for private companies as well as national governments on major projects around the world.

 
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Kindness

Over 2000 native and fruit trees and bushes planted to protect and restore stream biodiversity, while simultaneously supporting marginalised communities.

"This place doesn't belong to me,
I belong to this place."

Guided by our founder's deep connection to the place he grew up, where our educational centre now stands, and our collective responsibility to the future sustainability is at the core of what we do, how we design our programs and how we operate.

The nature and local communities where we work is our partners - not only would be impossible for us to exists without them, but they also contribute with a crucial piece to the learning process itself. 

Our commitment to is rooted in the ancient knowledge and traditions of the Himalayas, where nature is sacred and where its flourishing is tangibly linked to ours.

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Education for Education

We believe in equal access to education for all. Socio-economic background, gender identity or ethnicity should not be a hindrance to a career in the outdoors. That's why we support young Nepalese with opportunities and scholarships to pursue their dreams. Read more about the apprenticeship education here.

Trail & River Clean Ups

The Himalayan mountains, rivers and jungles are our classrooms and our home.  Leaving nothing but footprints is a great start, we also take long term action to minimise our impact on the environment at our base and in the field. Through clean ups, school campaigns and engaging with local communities we are learning and sharing good practices with others.   

Ecosystem Restoration

We have much to learn from nature, her systems are diverse, strong and beautiful, they create no waste and yet solve every problem. We recognise nature's inherit right to thrive and therefore we work with re-wilding efforts and biodiversity restoration in our local community. 

For insights and updates from the SUMMIT Team in the field, check out our blog.

Learn more about our family of outdoor adventure companies in the Himalayas and Arctic:

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