Himalayan mountain guide and first European woman, who summited Mt Everest three times. By leading the Clean Everest expedition, she set up a waste management model to keep Himalayan glaciers’ water pure. She is an entrepreneur who lives in Lhasa, where she manages a network of Tibetan travel agencies.
Her company Global Nomad certifies and promotes sustainable travel, in partnership with dozens of international tour operators. Since 2002, with her NGO Highland Initiatives, she led over fifty local projects that restore Tibetan ecosystem.
Sustainable tourism and communications consultant and trainer with over 15 years of international experience, advising on responsible tourism development and management, and on sustainability communications.
Sustainability Researcher for the Mount Everest Foundation. EUROPARC-certified trainer on sustainable tourism in Protected Areas. Mentor for the MSc in Responsible Tourism Management course at Leeds Beckett University.
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