In the immediate aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal, The Soarway Foundation began working with Nepali Ambassador to the US Arjun Karki on relief efforts including providing direct assistance to groups working with elderly victims of the quake. The foundation secured donations of tarps, tents, food, along with producing public affairs videos with actors and musicians seeking assistance for Nepal.
The Soarway Foundation and Infinite Sum Ltd. worked closely together to develop a pitch video for a star-packed expedition bringing much needed emergency equipment to the Kathmandu Fire Department.
The expedition team originally consisted of the late actor James Gandolfini, explorer Sir Randolph Fiennes, and their friend, watchmaker Michael Kobold. After Mr. Gandolfini’s passing, a new team was assembled, consisted of Randolph Fiennes, Michael Kobold, actor Malcolm McDowell, U.S. Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi, Former Miss Nepal Shristi Shrestha, Canadian High-Altitude Mountaineer Heather Geluck, 3 members of the U.S. Navy SEALs, and Martin Hartley, the renowned polar expedition photographer from England.