3 adventurists's from NYC take on Tuk-Tuk's, severe GI distress, and driving conditions best described as, "there appears to have been a struggle" all in the name of SURVIVAL. Not only our own but that of our planet.
(Donations are in pounds per the Adventurists. Thank you to everyone who contributes!)
Meet the team!
My name is Mo and I've been a web developer for 3 years. Now, I dedicate my time to working on innovations for sustainability around the world. From clean water solutions and education reforms to environmental practices, I work on projects that will have a positive social impact. Along the way, I hope to adventure through all the regions of the world so that I can meet the people and see all the beauty of our Earth. India is home to my family, but until now I haven't had a chance to see much of it. I have no expectations and I really look forward to the inevitably wild experience with two great friends!
Hi everyone, I'm Katie and I work as a Critical Care Nurse in NYC. My love for nature was instilled at a young age when my father would take my brother and I up into the Rocky Mountains for all types of adventures. I've summited 14,000 foot peaks, white water raft in the summers, ski in the winters, hike in spring and fall. As my father says, "Colorado is God's country" and the mountains became my church. I cannot imagine a world without those peaks and forest.
Just as I cherish my local habitat, so too do the Ashaninka of Peru. There section of the Amazon rain forest is a target of illegal logging operations. The Adventurists has given me the unique opportunity of diving head first into Indian culture while donating to CoolEarth's support of the Ashaninka. I can think of no better way to travel. I get to experience a place, a culture, in its truest form all while supporting another people's way of life. I can't wait!
Hi - I'm Jen and I work as a privacy lawyer (which is why I'm not pictured... jk... I'm a late addition to an awesome team). I grew up in New Zealand, hiking, camping, climbing, and building tree forts, and try to do the same while living in NYC. I've climbed Kilimanjaro and been a Redbull Flugtag pilot, so the Rickshaw Run is the obvious next step and the perfect adventure to start off a brand new year. I can't wait! I'm also super happy to be raising money for Cool Earth, (especially given recent world events), which is one of Giving What We Can's top rated charities for climate change - they combat deforestation in a variety of rainforest locations by establishing sustainable agreements with local communities.
We’re partnering with three strategically located villages to halt the advance of the palm frontier from the east – shielding the pristine rainforest behind.