Over 50 days…

Two female explorers will undertake a journey across Nepal’s Great Himalaya Trail, navigating its remote, rugged and at times minimally defined trails. They will span the breadth of one of the planet’s most breathtaking and culturally captivating countries.

The Great Himalaya Trail (GHT)

The Great Himalaya Trail (GHT) extends across the entire length of the Himalayas, across the ancient Kingdoms and extraordinary mountains of Nepal, Bhutan and India. This project incorporates the 10 sections across Nepal’s Great Himalaya Trail. Beginning in Hilsa, the Humla region on the western Nepal border with Tibet to Kanchenjunga on Nepal’s eastern border with India.

Over 50 days they will predominantly attempt the GHT High Route, which can take 90 to 150 days of walking. They will shift to the GHT Lower Route in the Gaurishanker, Solu and Makalu regions.

From the lens of Sam and Jessie, being an explorer is far more about mindset than profession. It is the enduring curiosity, commitment and capability to embark on an adventure where the pathway is unclear. Where you can drop the ego, be open minded and create the next best plan based on the real time situation over the plan.

More than a run

Resilience in Motion is far more than a run. It is about sharing purpose, collaborating skill sets and cultivating a resilient community through honest storytelling.

We are deeply connected to supporting these powerful two social impact initiatives:

World Vision Nepal their work in empowering and protecting women and girls from rural parts of Nepal with practical skills and knowledge on gender equality and human rights. Through a program called ‘Rapantaran’ women and girls are given protection and lifeskills that help to reduce child marriage, gender based violence and negative customs around menstruation.

Their work in supporting mens mental health and suicide prevention.

We are supporting these initiatives through direct donations and campaign initiatives such as a 28 Day Grit and Growth Challenge (learn more here) and a virtual traverse across Nepal in teams or solo.

The Journey

About Us


Annapurna is a mountain situated in the Annapurna mountain range of Gandaki Province, north-central Nepal. It is the tenth highest mountain in the world at 8,091 metres above sea level and is well known for the difficulty and danger involved in its ascent

  • Elevation: 8,091m
  • Prominence:2,984m
  • World Ranking:10th highest


The name Manaslu means "mountain of the spirit" and is derived from the Sanskrit word manasa, meaning "intellect" or "soul".

  • Elevation: 8,163m
  • Prominence:3,092m
  • World Ranking:8th highest

Chi Oyu

The name Manaslu means "mountain of the spirit" and is derived from the Sanskrit word manasa, meaning "intellect" or "soul".

  • Elevation: 8,163m
  • Prominence:3,092m
  • World Ranking:8th highest


Sagarmāthā National Park is a national park in the Himalayas of eastern Nepal that is dominated by Mount Everest. It encompasses an area of 1,148 km2(443 sq mi) in the Solukhumbu District and ranges in elevation from 2,845 to 8,848 m (9,334 to 29,029 ft) at the summit of Mount Everest.

  • Elevation: 8,848m
  • Prominence: 8,848m
  • World Ranking:1st highest


Makalu is an isolated peak whose shape is a four-sided pyramid. It has two notable subsidiary peaks. Kangchungtse, or Makalu II (7,678 m) lies about three kilometres (two miles) north-northwest of the main summit.

  • Elevation: 8,481m
  • Prominence: 2,386m
  • World Ranking: 5th highest


It lies in the border region between Nepal and Sikkim state of India, with three of the five peaks, namely Main, Central and South, directly on the border, and the peaks West and Kangbachen in Nepal's Taplejung District.

  • Elevation: 8,586m
  • Prominence:3,922m
  • World Ranking: 3rd highest


Samantha Gash

Samantha Gash

Mumma, endurance athlete, inspirational speaker, co-founder of Her Trails and Relief Run, Ambassador of World Vision/AIA Vitality and Royal Flying Doctors Service.

With a background in corporate law Samantha has now combined her passions for advocacy, social impact with explorations of the mind and body. She has now run over 35,000kms on every continent on Earth whilst being an early pioneer of the running for change movement with raising approximately $1.3million for charity. Her focal areas are women's empowerment, access to education, disaster relief and removing the stigma and supporting mental health.

Dr Jessie Ling

Dr Jessie Ling

Dr Jessie Ling (MBBS, CertWomensHealth, CertEmergMed) is an outdoor enthusiast and Doctor from Tasmania. She has just completed her General Practice specialty training (awaiting the fancy letters) before returning to work in the Emergency Department to complete her Diploma of Emergency Medicine. 

Outside of work Dr Ling is an avid hiker, surfer and trail runner, having competed multiple ultra-marathons. She loves helping empower her patients to live an active and healthy life, both physically and mentally.

Social Impact Coordinator

Jo Nevin

Jo Nevin

With a degree in Human Movement & Health Management, Jo now works in senior management whilst studying her MBA in leadership. She is an ultra runner, qualified yoga teacher, personal trainer and Her Trails coach. She is our Resilience in Motion social impact coordinator driving our efforts towards supporting the important work at World Vision Nepal and Movember.

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