© 2018  Heather McNeice

I am a keen amateur photographer, with a passion for Bhutan. I fell in love with the country on my first visit  in 2010. Since then, I have returned every year to lead small group trips, with a focus on trekking and raising funds for a girls' education program in Bhutan, supported by the Australian Himalayan Foundation ("AHF").  

 

On each of my trips to Bhutan, I have spent time in remote schools, many of which are closed for several months of the year, when snow blocks the passes. I have also met regularly with the AHF's in-country partner organisation RENEW (which stands for Respect, Educate, Nurture and Empower Women) and with students supported by the AHF/RENEW scholarship program.  I am looking forward to my next trip, in October 2018: an 11 day trek to the south-east face of Gangkhar Puensum, the world's highest unclimbed peak. If you would like to support the work of the AHF and RENEW in Bhutan, you can do so here