~ slow down, there’s no heaven ~
‘The premise of the trip was simple: see how far we could spread that circle of skateboarding across Nepal. To simply spread the stoke of skateboarding nationwide, to run some events at the newly built skate parks in Kathmandu and Pokhara (built by Make Life Skate Life) and get the skaters together. To unite the community, bring some tunes, bring some hype, ignite the session, nourish some seeds and plant some new ones. In no order whatsoever, along for the ride were Tom Delion, Samu Karvonen, Lucy Adams, Aaron (O’leary) Wilmot, Alex Hallford, Jordan Thackeray, Stu Smith, Helena Long and myself with Rich West shooting photos and Sirus F Gahan wielding a video camera with utmost precision and mastery. We also had Nepali stealth assassin Milan Shah Thakuri acting as translator/guide/legend throughout our journey.’
Pick up a copy of issue 22 for our full article about the trip. It offers a closer look at the impact skateboarding has had on the lives of some of the locals as well as some of Rich West’s photos from the mission.