For the mountains,

and those who
rely on them.

Established as a means of giving back to the mountain communities of his homeland, the Nimsdai Foundation supports educational, technological, and capacity-building initiatives, helping guide the way for the climbers of the future.

A helping hand

Born and raised in Nepal, Nimsdai has reached the pinnacle of not one, but two professions: he served in the elite Special Boat Service of the UK armed forces, before launching his climbing career. Now established as the leading mountaineer of his generation, he has a host of historic firsts to his name - from leading the first-ever ascent of K2 in winter, to climbing all 14 of the world’s 8,000m peaks in under seven months.

With the establishment of the Nimsdai Foundation, he wants to extend a helping hand, both to the Himalayan communities of his homeland and to his former colleagues in the UK armed forces, so that they too can reach the summit of their ambitions.

The Foundation supports educational, technological and capacity-building projects in Himalayan communities across Nepal and Pakistan. It funds initiatives aimed at cleaning up the environment, and ensuring that pristine mountain ecosystems are preserved for future generations. And it offers financial support to mountaineering projects proposed by veterans of the UK armed forces, with whom Nimsdai served during his glittering 16-year military career.

& objectives

Nimsdai Purja MBE

My brothers and sisters in the Himalayas have given me so much support down the years, it’s nice to be able to give something back.

Big Mountain

The ever-increasing accumulation of expedition waste is polluting the pristine environment of the Himalayas. This is unacceptable. The Big Mountain Clean-up aims to tackle the problem head-on.

Partnerships &

The Nimsdai Foundation is proud to work with carefully-selected corporate partners who support both our current work and our long-term objectives. Contact us if you’d like to collaborate

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know more?

To learn more about our environmental, social and technological initiatives across the Himalayas and further afield, please get in touch.

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