Phil Walko (2006 Participant)

"I met one of the founders, Jwalant Gurung, through a good friend from Virginia.  As someone who loves the outdoors and is originally from Nepal, Jwalant decided to give back.  I heard about the 3 Summits organization and decided it was a great way to help improve the lives of children living in Nepal.  The funds we raise support housing and education in one of the poorest countries in the world.  I was honored and lucky enough to be a part of the inaugural year!  I summited Mount Rainier in Washington state that year.  There were two other summits that year (Mount Baker and Mount Hood) that other supporters summited."

Phil Walko has posted some pictures and talks about his experience as a participant of 3 Summits here.