Climb for Asha

People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.

–Sir Edmund Hillary

Building on last four years’ achievement, this year too, some members of the Seattle community have come forward to do something extraordinary for Asha Seattle. Sandeep Nain and his friends are avid climbers, and they have offered to guide other novice climbers up some of the most challenging mountains in the Pacific Northwest. They are doing this to raise funds for Asha for Education, Seattle chapter.

While Asha Seattle does have a long-standing marathon and biking training program, we do not yet have one for climbing. This is the third year that a group of volunteers are taking the initiative to raise funds for Asha Seattle via climbing. They have trained very hard for months by themselves and it’s time to attempt Rainier Summit. You can read more about them in their individual profiles.

Sir Hillary also said that it is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. We hope that this initiative will inspire more members of the climbing community to join hands with Asha Seattle in conquering the challenges of bringing about socio-economic change in the lives of underprivileged community in India.

2016 Climbers

  1. Abhinay Kampasi
  2. Arun Babu Nagarajan
  3. Ashish Rawat
  4. Anas Alfarra
  5. Denish Joseph
  6. Jasmine Sandhu
  7. Jeremy Viegas
  8. Krishna Dase
  9. Mauli Shah
  10. Nabeel Kaushal
  11. Narendra Kulkarni
  12. Pradnya Mohite
  13. Prakash Ahuja
  14. Pranav Rastogi
  15. Radhey Shah
  16. Robert Wang
  17. Satya Undamati
  18. Shruti Balakrishna
  19. Srivalli Chavali
  20. Subhash Guttikonda
  21. Surya Jakhotia