The trek begins Tuesday, April 3rd with a team of 15 international medical volunteers who will return to the rural villages of the Ganesh Himal region of the Himalayas. I plan to shoot follow-up stories with the blacksmith teacher, the village veterinarian, Bin Maya the healthcare worker from Tipling, Pema, the dental healthcare worker, and new HHC field coordinator, Sapta Ghali, who is playing double duty as my camera assistant and Sherpa. You may remember him from last year's shoot. Sapta's assistance was priceless! So I tapped him to help out this year as well as our sound girl (boom boom) Situ Parajuli. Sapta has been very busy coordinating our shot schedule during the trek. I swear, if I could hire this guy to work for me, he would be booked for the next assignment in a New York minute.
We are proud to join a long list of adventure explorers who are sponsored by navigation technology company Delorme. The folks at Delorme selected Caring For The World Films for a sponsorship and is providing our team with the award winning In Reach™ 2-way satellite communications and GPS device. This groovy little gadget is the first 2-way communicator on the market and will allow us to keep our followers updated via the Caring For The World Films Facebook and Twitter page with a link to our tracking map. This map will track our movements throughout the trek 24/7. Followers will be able to request location updates as well. Additionally, our team members will be able to send and receive emails and texts. Is this cool or what? Make sure to follow us on twitter or like us on the CFTWF Facebook page to follow our updates. While you are at it, check out Delorme’s website to see all the incredible navigation and communication devices they have developed.
Once our gear is tracked down, I will begin testing the In Reach™ here in Kathmandu. Too bad I didn’t turn on the tracker before I packed it. In the meantime, I will be meeting with HHC founder and expedition leader extraordinaire, Anil Parajuli to catch upon the latest news with his organization, working on the production schedule and doing a fourth pass on our Nepalese translations from interviews last year.
Stay connected to our adventure via Facebook and Twitter. We will post the Delorme Mapshare tracking map as soon as we can.