Sunday, December 6, 2015

New pics are up - one to be in Lonely Planet Traveller!

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Check the tabs above! I have posted pictures from my 2015 Everest Base Camp trek! Even better? One of the pictures I submitted to Lonely Planet Traveller for their "Postcards" section will be published in the February '16 issue! I've never had one of my pictures make it into such a major publication. Not even a minor one! So this is something I'm extremely excited about. Below is the one to be used. If you can, please click the "Donate Now" button above to give to the Snow Leopard Trust!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Mystique of Manang

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Not long ago I dug up some old audio I took of a brief interview I did with the owner of a guesthouse in Manang, Nepal. I initially was wanting to try to submit a piece in some way to PRI's "The World". They are a great resource to hear some amazing news stories from around the globe via the avenue of public radio. While I didn't end up using this audio for them, I decided to finally put something together. It's an amalgamation of snippets of the short interview, pictures I took on the last Nepal trip, and music. The song in this video is "Complex Heaven" by Brian Eno. The mood of the song - as well as the title! - is incredibly fitting. I hope you guys enjoy it! If you can, please click the link above to donate to my fundraiser for the Snow Leopard Trust!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hey guys!

With the devastation in Nepal with the recent earthquake, I wanted to share an organization that I am working to support. A friend of mine is working with the Cloudbase Foundation and the donation page is here -

They are a group of paragliders that also work to help the people of Nepal in many other ways. This group was one of - if not THE - first group to get to the remote area just north of Gorkha, which is close to the epicenter of the quake. Watch the video below to understand the level of devastation they are facing.

Situation this morning. Since this time helicopter has landed at Saurapani to bring the severely injured to hospital. Our team has distributed all our supplies to the small villages above. Some people will eat and sleep dry tonight due to your generosity. Thank you donors. Many people are streaming past on foot heading to Barpak, which we know was totally destroyed. They are going there to search for their families members. They are asking us for the most basic of supplies for their dangerous trek to this totally cut off region: plastic tarps to stay dry and some food. We are waiting for our resupply vehicles to arrive from Pokhara as we have fully exhausted our resources. In addition it's now again raining heavily.

Posted by Isabella Messenger on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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