Kuntal Joisher is the first vegan to have ever summited Mt. Everest. Devastating natural disasters struck his expeditions in 2014 (an avalanche at Everest Basecamp) and 2015 (the Gorka earthquake), but in 2016 Kuntal returned to Nepal, determined to make it to the top.
Last Saturday, Nov. 5, over 60 people joined Kuntal for a hike up Mission Peak in the San Francisco Bay Area to hear his story on scaling with world's highest mountain all while on a vegan diet.
We hope the hike is the first of an annual event in support of our kids and our programs in Nepal. Many thanks to Kuntal, our event organizers, edcast.com who generously provided a matching donation, and all the participants. We hope to see you all next year!