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The Team

Who We Are


Seth Quigg M.A.

Founder & Chief Business Development Officer

Seth Quigg has worked in the field of Outdoor Education and International Adventure Travel since 2002. Seth has led thousands of students and guests on expeditions throughout the world; from Madagascar to Borneo, 13 expeditions in the Himalaya, 13 expeditions in the Andes, 4 times guiding on Kilimanjaro, and much more. Starting in 2015, he has owned and operated an international travel company consulting with multiple organizations around the world looking to curate meaningful and sustainable outdoor and international expeditions of all types.

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Nicole Blaser LL.M.

Controller & Sustainability Director

Nicole's outdoor career began at 18 years old, trail building with the Student Conservation Association. She has over 25 years of experience instructing, guiding, and directing expeditions around the world. Her high elevation technical mountain ascents include Kilimanjaro, Mt Kenya, Denali, Logan, Illimani Andes, Everest Base Camp, etc. She is dedicated to these transformational opportunities and the global movement toward a sustainable planet to improve human health and our environment. Her wellness practice includes a Sivananda Center 200hr yoga teacher certification, 500hr advanced teacher certification, and annual study of the philosophy and practical application of yoga. And Crestone Mountain Zen Center 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 3-month meditation studies.

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Chief Happiness Officer

Namche enjoys playing ball, shredding sticks in the house, and has over three years of experience cross-country skiing with ski racers. He most enjoys brightening the office mood.

Your Guides

Seth and Nicole run the Karuna Project philanthropic business, and one or both may be your guide on our expeditions. We are here to take good care of you from sign-up to post-travel reflections. Reach out to us with anything from preparation tips to unique requests. When you join, you are part of the Karuna Project family.

Seth and Nicole each have over 20 years of adventure travel and wilderness guiding experience. And both are certified in wilderness emergency medicine and risk management.

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