Miyamoto International is thrilled to have led the assessment of the iconic Annapurna trekking region for geotechnical and structural earthquake-related damage for the Government of Nepal and thanks its many partners. These include ENGEO geotechnical engineers, the funding organization, SAMARTH-NMDP, and Intrepid Travel, who proposed the assessment to better understand the post-earthquake situation and assure travelers and the tourism industry.
On the Miyamoto side and featured in this short video, you’ll see Structural Engineer Jonathan Buckley from our San Diego office, who traveled the Annapurna Circuit by air and on foot for eight days.
We’d also like to thank Nepal’s Department of Tourism, the Nepal Tourism Board and Tourism Recovery Unit, the many members of Nepal’s tourism industry and, in particular, the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), which contributed to and provided their strong support to this project.
Annapurna Assessment Team:
Dr. Kit Miyamoto, Overall technical team leader,
Miyamoto International, Inc.
Sujan Sijapati, Operation team leader, Intrepid Group
Jonathan Buckley, Structural engineer, Miyamoto International, Inc.
Mike Pretty, Engineering Geologist, ENGEO
Paras Singh, Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) conservation officer
Tom Van Cakenberghe, Videographer
Sabine Kast, Project coordinator