We were inspired by mountains! Particularly by the mornings in our mountain lifestyle, as the first light cuts through the mist and shimmers on the snow of Himalayas or the dew drops on the Shola grasslands high up in Western Ghats. Summiters Adventure had been a passionate enterprise that made it possible to relive my childhood paintings of hills, rocks and animals.
It was a winter evening when Vishwa, Chandru and I met to set-up Summiters as an eco-tour enterprise in 2006-07 and now it has become what it aspired, I handled the operations of treks in Western Ghats, which was a special class alongside my Engineering days to know wildlife. Also I developed excellent skills in handling guests with eco-tourism practices and responsible tourism by claiming the support of locals and providing them with basic education towards environmental issues and skill development.
With this benchmark, I began to lead groups with Summiters and then learnt more on snakes at Agumbe Rainforest Research Station, then I guided at King Sanctuary, Nagarhole, Orange County, Kabini, Leisure hotels, Corbett and Rajaji National parks and Taj Safaris - &Beyond lodges, Madhya Pradesh. I currently lead wildlife/birding groups with Summiters during my break from being Manager at Karnataka Government undertaking, Jungle Lodges and Resorts.
— Vineith, Naturalist @ Jungle Lodges and Resorts