International Advisory Committee


Peter Hillary
Honorary Chair
Auckland, New Zealand
International mountain climber, adventurer and fundraiser
for the various Trusts founded by Sir Edmund Hillary
Conrad Anker
Bozeman, MT
International mountain climber, professionally certified guide
and founder of the Khumbu Climbing School
Yuri Badenkov
Moscow, Russia
Deputy Director, Director and Head of Mountain Laboratory,
Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.
Miranda Berner
New Castle, PA, USA
Project Director, Berner International Corporation, New Castle, PA.
Gary Braasch
Portland OR, USA
Environmental photojournalist documenting environment,
bio-diversity and global warming - including World View Global Warming.
Jeffrey Bury
Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Geographer in the Department of Environmental Studies, UC,
research focusing on mapping, climate change, mining and conservation in the Peruvian Andes
Susan Dishart
Somers, New York, USA
Director of Planned Giving, Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Yorktown Heights, NY.
Greg MacGillivray
Laguna Beach, CA, USA
Producer, Director and Cinematographer, MacGillivray Freeman Films,
producers of giant-screen IMAX films including Everest and Grand Canyon Adventure.
Bryan G. Mark
Columbus, OH, USA
Department of Geography faculty member and Byrd Polar Research Center
research scientist at The Ohio State University, with expertise on tropical glacier
environmental change, water resources and global climate change.
Hemanta R. Mishra
Vienna, VA, USA
Executive Director, Newpeak Foundation, Senior Advisor, American Himalayan Foundation
and winner J. Paul Getty Conservation Prize.
Jake Norton
Golden, CO, USA
International mountain climber, professionally certified guide and photographer,
Director of the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum, Golden, CO.
Phil Powers
Golden, CO, USA
Mountaineer, author and Executive Director, the American Alpine Club;
formerly with Outdoor Leadership School and Naropa University.
Aditya Narain Purohit
Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
Vice-Chancellor of and Director of High Altitude Plant Physiology Research Center of
H.N.B. Garhwal University and founder G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development