TOGETHER IN ACHIEVING SDGs THROUGH MOUNTAINEERING
The Climbing4SDGs initiative has set its goal to utilize mountaineering as a platform for the purpose of engaging with local communities, creating awareness about the SDGs, motivating individuals to take action and supporting innovation.
I'm Anurag Maloo
Here’s my story:
I’m the Regional Director (Asia-Pacific) and Vice President (Global Partnerships) at Seedstars. I lead multi-stakeholder partnerships to support entrepreneurs and impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship.
I’m also a trained mountaineer who seeks to climb the world’s tallest peaks to advocate for sustainability. I believe that mountaineering challenges can serve as a powerful metaphor for the struggles humanity faces in achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
That’s why I started the #Climbing4SDGs initiative, which aims to use mountaineering as a platform to engage with local communities, raise awareness about the SDGs, inspire people to take action and support innovation.
The Mountains teach us an important lesson: the world belongs to everyone! So, let’s create an inclusive and equitable world by creatively engaging with SDGs.
The Annapurna Miracle
What would you do if you fell into a deep, icy crevasse on the slopes of the most dangerous mountain in the world?
That’s what happened to me on April 17, 2023, when I was attempting to climb Mt. Annapurna, the tenth-highest peak in the world and the first eight-thousander to be successfully climbed.
But I was not just climbing for the thrill of it. I was climbing for a purpose. I was climbing for the SDGs. I survived three days with no food, water, or communication. I was rescued by a team of Sherpas who heard my voice. I was alive!
How did I do it? How did I recover? How did I continue my mission?
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The Antarctica story
Completing 10 years of my first-ever expedition, Swan’s International Antarctic Expedition (IAE). I was a teacher back in 2013 with Teach For India (TFI) when I got this opportunity to experience Antarctica with the great polar explorer and environmental activist Robert Swan. Watch the video below to know more about entire experience.
Mountaineering, Entrepreneurship & the SDGs
Mountaineering, entrepreneurship, and the SDGs are the heart & soul of the entire initiative. With mountaineering requiring an entrepreneurial mindset, this initiative aims at raising awareness towards the global goals.
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