Sudeep and Seth 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 fastpack around the Annapurna Circuit. Since then, they have had many adventures in the Himalaya together including co-leading three more fastpacks 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 in the years since.
Sudeep, the owner and operator of HAL, 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.