Vishwanath R Dugganahalli (Founder/Director and Trek Lead):
Summiters was founded by Vishwanath in the year 2005. Being an avid nature enthusiast he started this concern as a freelancer and also helped a lot of fellow enthusiasts. He is a certified Mountaineer from Nehru institute of mountaineering and trained Wilderness First Responder from NOLS ; USA. He is an Associate Member of Indian Mountaineering Foundation (the governing body of mountaineering in India). He conducts wilderness camps in Western ghats , Himalayas and also locally. He has custom designed and executed various outdoor based learning activities at school, colleges and corporate levels. In addition to these, he is a trained passionate PADI scuba diver, a freelance writer and photographer. His articles and photographs have been published in several mainstream news papers and magazines. He participates at National, International level photo salons and has won several certificate's of merit.
Vishwanath maintains his blogs at: http://vishwanath.summiters.net/
Sathyanarayan worked in Texas Instruments for 12 years. He went for his first trek in the Himalayas in 2009 and fell in love with the grandeur of the mountains. After that, he has gone for several treks in the Nepal and the Indian Himalayas. Sathya is a champion of solo trekking. In 2012, he quit his job to follow his passion of trekking/mountaineering. He has done his advanced mountaineering course from NIM. Peaks Summited : Stok Kangri 6153 m , Mt. Thelu 6002
Sathya maintains his blogs at: http://sathyastravels.blogspot.in/
Popularly known as 'Malabaricus' for his passion and love towards Western Ghats, pursued his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and worked briefly at Hewlett Packard before he quit to become a ‘Wild-lifer’ to relive his childhood adventures in the Western Ghats. He joined as a tracker of King Cobras at the Romulus Whitaker’s Agumbe Rainforest Research Station for King Cobra radio-telemetry project and quit as an Education Officer. He went back to his hometown Mysore because of his love towards Elephants, he volunteered in the Line transect project at Bandipur and observed elephants in the wild for the first time. He then observed them at Nagarhole as a naturalist with Kings Sanctuary resorts, and then at the elephants abode, Kabini with Orange County resorts. He then traveled to Northern elephant frontiers at Rajaji National park and was the
foundation Lodge manager for The Forrest Lodge. During the wildlife journeys, Vineith developed interest on various aspects of nature. He was a part of an important project - Tiger landscapes of Central India. He worked with Jungle Lodges and Resorts ltd a Karnataka Government undertaking, as a Manager for a Fishing Camp in the scenic Cauvery Wildlife
Sanctuary. Currently, he is associated in freelanced programs through Indian Naturalists Society, to guide and facilitate experiential holidays with a flavour of India!
Vineith maintains his blogs at: http://vineith.blogspot.in/
Ananth H Vishakantiah ( Leader ):
Ardent nature lover and a qualified mountaineer from the premier Institutions such as Himalayan Institute of mountaineering - Darjeeling, Nehru Institute of Mountaineering - Uttarkashi. Has worked as guest instructor for many clubs in Bangalore. An athlete & has also represented Karnataka state in middle long -distance category.
Has lead numerous Western ghats treks, High Altitude Himalayan Expeditions in India & Nepal. A PMI certified Project Management Professional with more than 2 decades of professional experience and works for a MNC in Bangalore. He has rich experience in Manufacturing, Consulting, e - Learning, Health Care and life sciences domain. A Orator and an active member of Toastmaster club.
Member of some of the mountaineering expeditions : Mt.Renauk, Mt. Draupadi Ka danda II, Mt.Stok Kangri (twice), Mt.Kalanag or Black Peak, and Mt. Nandadevi East.
D.K Bhaskar, Advisor - Global Travel and Exploration:
Bhaskar Krishnamurthy is an award winning explorer, author and a visual storyteller. A Fulbright scholar Bhaskar is the author of the book: "The Fragile Forest: Inside Brazilian Amazonia". He is also a Fellow International of the Explorers Club (www.explorers.org). He regularly collaborates with international organizations developing compelling stories on community and conservation scenarios. During his wide ranging work, he has traveled widely across the continents and has experienced many life changing experiences.
At present Bhaskar is the Director of Numelior Edu Services and continues to work on his passionate documentary subjects. Bhaskar is a two time recipient of Canada's Northern Lights Award. His work is published widely in publications around the world including National Geographic Traveler, Departures, Lonely Planet, Wells Fargo Conversations, and many others. He is the founder of Augusta International Photo Festival and Clic Abroad non-profit Foundation. In addition he is the Chair of the Muster Photo Competition.