About 3 Summits

Established in 2006, 3 Summits for Nepal is an annual climb of glaciated volcanoes in the Pacific Northwest to raise money to assist causes in Nepal. 100% of funds raised from these climbs go to help grassroots organizations in Nepal that work for the betterment of the lives and for the education of Nepalese children.

3 Summits for Nepal Director
Eddie Minkoff

Eddie joined 3 Summits for Nepal in 2008 and is currently in his fourth year with the organization. He strongly believes in the 3 Summits model of connecting experts and novices to share in a love for the mountains, children's education, and the amazing country that is Nepal. Eddie is a 2009 graduate from the University of Washington MBA program and currently works at Starbucks Coffee Company Headquarters in Seattle, WA.

3 Summits for Nepal Board Members

Jwalant Gurung

Jwalant is a Nepal native and believes in empowering his fellow country-people through education. As an MBA student at the University of Washington, he founded 3 summits for Nepal in 2006. He currently manages his family-owned Kathmandu, Nepal based trekking company Crystal Mountain Treks and has recently started a US based travel company, Grand Asian Journeys which specializes in travel to Asia.

Abi Devan

Abi has been climbing for over 10 years and has been a part of 3 Summits for Nepal from day one. He is a 2008 graduate of the University of Washington MBA program and currently lives in Lander, WY, where he works for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).