Jeff Rasley is an avid outdoorsman and recreational athlete who has trekked or climbed in the India-Nepal Himalayas almost every year since 1995. He is author of nine books including "India - Nepal Himalayas In the Moment" and "Bringing Progress to Paradise: What I Got from Giving to a Mountain Village in Nepal". Jeff is president of the Basa Village Foundation, which funds culturally sensitive development in Nepal. He is also U.S. liaison for the Himalayan expedition company Adventure GeoTreks Ltd.

In our conversation, we mainly talk about his experiences in Nepal, but Jeff is a man of many interests. He is a director for five nonprofits, and he teaches about the philosophy of philanthropy at Butler University in Indiana. He has scuba dived throughout the Caribbean, and sea-kayaked in Palau, Tonga, and the Greek Isles. He also loves to read and considers completing Marcel Proust’s 3600-page “Remembrance of Things Past” as great an adventure as climbing Himalayan peaks.

If you're like me and you dream of trekking in the Himalayas, or even if you just like to hear some great travel tales, then tune in to this episode with Jeff Rasley.

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  • Basa Village Welcome - check out this video of the welcome Jeff and his group received when they arrived in Basa Village.

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037: From Nepal with Love: How Jeff Rasley Found a Life of Adventure and Service in the Himalaya

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