Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Video: Adventure For A Purpose in the Himalaya
When professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones traveled to the Himalaya last year, he not only wanted to have a great adventure, he wanted to do something good as well. He teamed up with Gregg Treinish from Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, an organization that seeks to pair adventurers and explorers in the field, with scientists who need help collecting data. In Jeremy's case, that meant putting him in contact with researchers studying the retreat of glaciers across the globe. So, while he was in Nepal snowboarding, he also collected samples of snow and ice from the mountains that could provide crucial data to those researchers. The video below describes the project, and provides some great footage of Jeremy in the Himalaya. It is an excellent story, and a good example of how we can use adventure for a purpose.