iMatter March | Mt. Everest, Nepal
DATE: May 5, 2011
TIME: April 27-May 5
START LOCATION: Lukla, Nepal
END LOCATION: Everest Base Camp
May 3. We are in Dingboche for a a day of acclimatization and tomorrow trek to Lobuche. We will spend the night there and the next day, May 5, will reach Everest Base Camp, our march destination!! We are a group of 16 physicians and nurses who are supporting keeping Nepal clean! We are educating trekkers about purifying their own water and not buying plastic bottles of water. 2011 has been a big year in the Khumbu region of Nepal with the focus on environmental awareness. We are marching in support of saving the forests, decreasing the a mount of trash left behind be trekking groups, and not buying plastic containers of water or juice as plastic is not recycled in Nepal.
I am a person with a passion about the wilderness. I teach wilderness safety, survival, and wilderness medicine while adventuring around the world. It is important to me to protect this beautiful earth for our children and grandchildren so that they will have the opportunity to enjoy it just as I have been so fortunate to do.