31 January: Partnering with the Great Himalayan Trail Climate Smart Celebrity Trek

ICIMOD is partnering with the Great Himalaya Trail – Climate Smart Celebrity Trek <www.climatesmarttrek.org.np>, a 1,700 km, 120-day trek to inspire climate change solutions for Himalayan communities, which began on 15 January 2012. The trek is led by Apa Sherpa, who holds the world record for summiting Everest 21 times, and Dawa Steven Sherpa, two-time Everest Summiteer and environmentalist. As one of the partners of this initiative, ICIMOD is coordinating a ‘Connecting from Space to Village’ web module integrating various satellite and map-based products to provide near real-time information about the progress of the trek. The website can be accessed at