From this March 30, 2019, extending up to the next 40 days+, Barberis Mauro, also known as 'Barba' by his dear ones in Italy, is 'Running for Nepal'. Mauro wants to support us among one of the three organizations in this initiative. So by supporting him, you will be helping us in our cause for the nature and people of Nepal.
Running for Nepal is a 1000 km walk/run project through Nepal covering vast regions of the Himalayas, starting from Jumla (lying in the west of Nepal at about 2300 metres) to the Everest Base Camp (5364 metres) along the The Great Himalaya Trails.
It is a one-man expedition and Mauro shares his motivation to take the challenge with the aim of raising awareness on Nepal’s socio-economic issues and environmental challenges caused by climate change, while at the same time raising funds for not-for-profit organizations working to make a difference in environment, education, and women empowerment. He believes we can make a difference for his cause, and we think any kind of support is great to reach out for Mauro's compassion.
Born in November 1987 in Bra, a town not far from the Italian Alps, from a very young age Mauro has loved spending time trekking and hiking with his family. Before his latest 'skyrunning' project in Nepal, amidst a feat of other adventures, Mauro has walked the Camino de Santiago—from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Finisterre—walking for 950 km in 34 days, as well as covering the whole of Patagonia, from Santiago del Cile, through the Chiloè Island, to the Puerto Williams—the world’s southernmost city. He has walked on Europe's largest glacier—the Vatnajokull in Iceland, and in his most recent journey as a skyrunner, Mauro raced on Mount Chamberton (3131m), besides also completing 170 km in five days on the famous Mount Blanc.