• Seth is an excellent and most trust-worthy guide! We met up with Seth in the Nepal in the fall of 2011, after he summited Mt. Everest and had completed his teaching of a University level course in the Annapurna Sanctuary. We had a terrific time fast-packing the world famous Annapurna Circuit, covering the distance comfortably in two-thirds the typical time, while still hitting all the highlights and even getting in a day or two of rest at some spectacular locations. Seth was able to arrange permits through contacts he has in Nepal, saving us much time; and these same contacts provided us with a greater sense of security as we traveled fast through the Himalayas. He also had a great sense of what we needed in our packs, and what would just weigh us down. It was a trip of a lifetime, with so many thanks to Seth.