Himlung Himal: Speed Ski Expedition with Benedikt Böhm
Himlung Himal – The Challenge
Two friends of the extreme and a common goal
Speed ascent in support of WWF initiatives
In addition to the mental and physical challenges of the expedition, it is above all serving a good cause: This region with its unique alpine landscape is particularly dear to Beni, who is a WWF ambassador for the Himalaya region. For years now, WWF Germany has advocated for the protection and preservation of the ecosystem there as well as the livelihood of the local people. With that in mind, the extreme athletes are combining with their stay in Nepal with a visit to various municipalities and regional WWF initiatives – among them a tiger protection program and a development program for people in the buffer zone.
On the same note, Beni has created the Helping Band initiative in partnership with WWF Germany – a wristband that enables those wearing it to make a statement for the environment and to contribute directly. Specifically, a minimum of 50 euro cents from the sale of each band goes to WWF. Moreover, Helping Band will donate a minimum of 50,000 euro to the WWF, regardless of wristband sales.