Our Team


"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championship" - Michale Jordan


Ram Silwal 

Head of Education


Expedition leader with 30 years of experience in the adventure tourism industry.

Consultant to the British Army on adventure trainings in the Himalayas, Scandinavia and the Alps. Adventure Entrepreneur, dedicated educator and Honorary Representative for Nepal Tourism Board.

Gerry Moffatt

Industy Advisor


Author and Film Producer for National Geographic. Gerry is an expedition paddler and climber, with an impressive CV of first decent and twice to the summit of Mt Everest.

Handpicked by the government of Bhutan and Nepal to develop adventure tourism in the Himalayas.

Xenia Brundin

Sustainabilty & Partnerships


Sustainability consultant in adventure tourism and founder of the non-profit Silwal Foundation. Xenia is a communications professional with a wide academic background in Journalism, Project Management, Antarctic Studies and Social Entrepreneurship.

Annki Nilsson

Educational Advisor - Sweden


Head of Tourism Faculty at Grimslövs Collage, with over 20 years of experience teaching and guiding youth to a career in the tourism industry.

Annki has also developed and introduced several successful educational programs to diversify the Swedish education system. 

Anthony Eddis-Davies

Head of Awards


The director of The Outdoor Instructor Training Academy. He has worked in the industry as an instructor and coach for over 20 years. He is one of only a handful of UK trainers for ‘Rescue 3 International’, provider of MLTE courses, and is both EMT trained and a first aid trainer, amongst a multitude of other qualifications in the outdoor industry.

Seven Summit Women

Inspiring Lecturers


A team of Nepali women that became the most successful women’s expedition to ever summit Mt Everest, and later the remaining highest summits on each continent.

Today the team works with education, empowerment & tourism development in Nepal.



It is our mission to empower the next generation through the outdoors

and teach them the tools they need to create the life and future they want.


Leadership skills, communication and reaching goals, team management and creative problem solving along with integration of sustainability in decision making are key qualities of successful individuals in the future.

We believe there is no better place to learn and practice those skills than the outdoors.


Through challenge based learning, students get hands on experience in an environment that is both inspirational and learning intense, ensuring that the students practice and embody the knowledge that they gain. At the same time pushing their boundaries both mentally and physically, to expand their comfort zones and grow their confidence.


Our extensive experience, love for new challenges, along with an international team and a mix of students from around the world, makes our programs international, innovative and sustainable.

Adventure Academy

We work for a sustainable future.

info@summitadventureacademy.com

The world's highest mountains, most epic rivers and vibrant cultures.

- Let the Himalayas be your classroom!