Building opportunities & creating a difference
Nims firmly believes in supporting young talent regardless of race, culture or religion. A 14 year old climber, Jerimot from Peru, is testament to this having been introduced via a guiding friend. Jerimot showed a great natural talent for climbing but did not possess the means to develop the craft or fulfil his ambitions. So when Nims was due to take a group with his guiding friend, Victor, to the summit of Aconcagua it seemed the perfect opportunity to support Jerimot, giving him the opportunity to climb and summit this mighty peak. Only made possible with financial backing through this very foundation.
The UK military remains an important part of Nims’ life and due of the increased demands of the service, too often military personnel have to contend with wellbeing and mental health problems. From proven research, outdoor adventure can help those move forward with their lives with a sense of purpose, value and connection. Opportunities to join one of Nims’ guiding expeditions and focus on achieving a combined goal reaps immeasurable rewards. As such, this Foundation plays a crucial part in providing lifesaving support to those who have suffered trauma for their Country.
Nims has the greatest of respect for the porters in mountaineering. They are responsible for carrying packs often heavier than their own bodies up and down mountains, day after day, year after year. The job can be dangerous, and this work is their only income. They are truly wonderful people, happy and content with a very different appreciation of life to the rest of the Western world, and often unaware of the wider opportunities available to them or their families. As such, Nims is currently funding the education of 2 sons of porters, in Kathmandu, right through to graduation. It is his wish to provide greater education opportunities for all those within the community.