Who we are

Rescue South Asia is the new brand for the Nepal based Outdoor School Initiative Outdoor-which has been providing rescue training since 2001. After being tasked with coordinating swiftwater rescue programming for South Asia, Initiative Outdoor collaborated with Rescue 3 International to focus fully on development for the region. With the responsibility of coordinating South Asia's rescue trainings, we hold the responsibility of developing new rescue instructors, providing training upgrades for existing instructors and helping rescue and guide agencies develop trainings to enhance their teams.

  • Our Mission

    The mission of Rescue 3 South Asia is to provide the region with access to internationally recognized rescue and safety training, certified by Rescue 3 International by providing courses and developing local instructors to teach and uphold Rescue 3 International's curriculum.

  • Our Vision

    We aim to provide professional and internationally recognized rescue training and certification for: Nepal, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives and Pakistan by developing local instructors and providing access to Rescue 3 International's proven and trusted curriculum.

Our Team

To inject international standard Medical and Rescue practices into South Asia's professional guide and rescue teams by focusing on proper training.


Chelsilyn Ball


Chelsilyn was raised in the mountains of Colorado and developed a love for the outdoors as a young girl. She often went hunting and fishing with her family and was raised under starry skies with campfires to keep warm.


Chandra Ale


Chandra has been living and working outdoors sports since the late‭ ‘‬80s.‭ ‬He has trekked extensively throughout Nepal in the Annapurna,‭ ‬the Khumbu,‭ the ‬Ganesh Himal and Langtang regions.


Tapan Gurung


Tapan comes from a long line of Himalayan adventurers and has been running, organizing and leading multi-sport trips on rivers and mountains throughout the Himalayas for most of his life.