I was born and brought up in the lap of the Himalayas in the beautiful state of Uttarakhand in India. Biking to school on the top of the hill and running up and down several times a day was part of my daily exercise since I was 5. When I grew older, I moved to the plains but nature and mountains had already developed a sacred place in my heart. Since I moved to the U.S., Yosemite has been my go-to destination for most backpacking trips. The charm of Half Dome and Cloud’s Rest brings a twinkle in my eyes. During the summer of 2016, I did a 70-mile backpacking trip with my lovely wife around Mt. Blanc (Tour du Mont Blanc), which was both breathtaking and blissful. Last summer, I did the STP (Seattle to Portland) bike ride and this summer, I am committed to climbing Mt. Shuksan. Mt. Shuksan is one of the finest mountaineering objectives in the North Cascades in Washington and I hope to internalize its beauty in August of 2018.
In my pursuit, I am volunteering with the Climb for Asha program. This is an annual charity climb for Mt. Shuksan. Our goal is to raise funds for programs supported by the Seattle Chapter of Asha for Education. Doing something that I am passionate about while raising money for a social cause seemed like a great combination!