1st Place - Outstanding Achievement
"LONG TIME, NO SEA"
Biography: Climber, nature photographer, wanderer across 20 countries and Creative Director of an advertising agency, that's Amardeep. A mountaineer in his younger days, he was part of the first-ever Indo-USSR expedition to Peak Kommunizma, Tadzhikistan and Mount Elbrus, Caucasus in 1989.
Amardeep has travelled through over 16,000 kilometres of rugged countryside in Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tadzhikistan, Bhutan, Ukraine and Russia; wild places where double-humped Bactrian camels, Mongolian horses, reindeer, Siberian Huskies and Golden Eagles have often been his only companions.