Sudeep (Kathmandu) and Seth (Seattle) met while trail running in Kathmandu in 2013.  A year later, after Seth finished walking across Nepal on the Great Himalaya Trail, they organized a guided run around Annapurna for friends.  Since then, they have had many adventures in the Himalaya together including co-leading three more guided runs around the Annapurna Circuit, setting the fastest known time on the Manaslu Circuit  (2015), helping with earthquake recovery, and other shenanigans in Langtang and beyond.  They also collaborate together on the Nepal based charity ‘Wide Open Vistas‘. The are always on the lookout for the best trails and the best moonshine in Nepal.

 

Seth and Sudeep

 

Sudeep Kandel

Sudeep is an avid runner and a nature adventurist. He co-founded the Kathmandu Running Club which helps people to get started with running. He has taken part in marathons and ultras in Nepal, India and England. In 2015 he ran the length of Nepal, along with two other friends to support a charity called Sano Prayas which helps orphans go to school. He is a graduate of Development Finance from Kathmandu University and works with Wide Open Vistas as the country director.

 

Seth Wolpin

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Seth divides his time between Seattle and Kathmandu. His passion is the back country, hard slogs, and big mountain views. Seth set the the Fastest Known Time (FKT) Annapurna Circuit in 72 hours (2014) and and has been around the circuit many times since. Some of his other adventures include an Everest summit (2011), solo USA trans-con run  (2012), Kilimanjaro High Altitude Circuit Trail FKT (2013), Great Himalaya Trail – Nepal (2014),  Haute Route Pyrenees (2016), and a sad attempt at the Barkley Marathons in 2017.  When he is not in the mountains, he conducts health research for the University of Washington as a clinical associate professor holding a PhD in public health.  He serves on the board of Wide Open Vistas and also volunteers the Refugee Rights Data Project. He sometimes blogs at: www.sethwolpin.com. He likes chocolate. A lot.