Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Northwest Meets the Far East

First 4 Weeks in Nepal, 8 Rivers, 4 Multi-day trips

Here's some highlights:
The Himalayas

The Annapurna Range


Hiking into the Modi Kohla

Monica getting terrorized by the local kids

We LOVE our porters

the girls


Modi Khola at New Bridge

Jake Holland


The Seti River Valley

Dave, Jake, Andy, & Christie

Seti River

The Marsyandi River

Dave Couling

Andy relaxing on the roof

. . . and entertaining the kids

Christie & Monica

The Kali Gandaki

Bus top ride up the Bhote Koshi

The Balephi Khola

Put-in of the Karnali River

Camping on the Karnali

Raft support, yeah!

fish for dinner

. . . and chicken

good surf on the Karnali

Phewa Lake in Pokhara

Chitwan National Park


*Thanks to Andy & Monica for some great photos

Monday, November 3, 2008

the Nepali Girls Project

The Nepali Girls Project is a program started by Inka Trollsas to prepare Nepalese women for jobs as raft guides and safety kayakers. For more info on this project check out:

Monica Gokey and I joined up with the group in Kathmandu to teach the girls how to swim and paddle. Thanks to everyone who donated gear and thanks so much to Carve Designs for sending swimwear for all the girls!

Monica teaching Swimming 101

The girls learned how to swim first. Then we got them in kayaks and showed them wet exits and basic paddle strokes. Next we'll get them rolling so we can teach them how not to swim:)