Though his mission is not yet complete, Joisher Kuntal—a 35 year old mountaineer who has been living vegan for 13 years—chatted withVegNews Magazine recently about his goal of being the first vegan to climb Mount Everest, and of his experience battling the 7.8 earthquake that shook Nepal (killing almost 9,000 people; injuring an additional 23,000), amid his trek up the world's highest peak.
"I was 100 percent sure I was going to die...one of my key takeaways from this incident was that if you have any dreams or passions, the best time do them is now, not the day after, not in 60 years... whatever you want to do, do it now," said Kuntal.
In the interview with VegNews Magazine Kuntal discusses the vegan food he eats when he's climbing, cruelty-free gear, and more. Talk about guts and survival! We heart you, Kuntal!
See the full written interview on VegNews.com.