The Great Himalaya Trail Charity Walk
Gerda Pauler (55) intends to walk the length of Nepal, starting 2. April, on The United Nations World Autism Awareness Day, from the Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5240m) in East Nepal – and reach the far western end of the country four months later – a distance of 1700 km. Her aim is to increase awareness around autism in the country, and raise funds to support Autism Care Nepal’s educational programs for teachers and to assist families with autistic children.
“To live with autism isn’t easy in western countries, but it is far more difficult in developing countries like Nepal. Having worked with autism over many years one becomes painfully aware for the need for openness and knowledge to remove the stigma associated with the condition. There is a need to develop relevant and functional educational programs for teachers, and a need to assist families with autistic children. I invite you to join me on my trek across the “roof of the world”.
– Gerda Pauler
British mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington is Patron for “The Great Himalaya Trail Charity Walk”.
” Gerda is strong willed and determined. Her proposed four month 1700 km long “walk” across some of the harshest terrains that Nepal can offer is ambitious.
Two high mountain passes over 6000 m, numerous over 5000 m, glaciers, deep valleys, raging rivers, alpine terrain and high altitude desert landscape. She walks virtually in the shadow of eight of the world’s fourteen 8.000 mtr high peaks. A mountain odyssey of proportion; and all for a very worthy cause. I really look forward to following Gerda’s progress.””
– Sir Chris Bonington
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