Ultra Journeys are long endurance journeys over thousands of kilometres to reconnect with beautiful, untouched nature in the remote mountains and rediscover lost humanity. In 2018 I ran 2000K solo in the remote mountains of Vietnam and hiked 40 passes in the Himalayas. In summer 2019 I fast hiked 3000K across the Himalayas exploring 120 lesser known high passes. In winter 2019 I climbed 200 forts of Shivaji Maharaj in the Sahyadris in 2 months.
Mapping the Western Himalayas. Understanding the importance of a centralized portal for the Indian Himalayas for the hiking community, I consolidated a large number of mountain passes, hiking routes, high altitude lakes, prominent peaks, important rivers and remote hamlets in Open Street Maps and created a comprehensive map view that allows the hiker to plan his journeys and navigate his way through the Himalayas.
Peter is the name. Ultra runner, explorer, alpinist and minimalist. Born in Belgium, settled in India. Quit the corporate world in 2017 and into full time travel & exploration now. I usually plan my ultra journeys spanning several months and thousands of kilometres in the remote mountains. Get to know me through some of these featured articles, interviews, news, awards, talks or relief efforts. My motto “Die with memories, not dreams“
Knowledge for all. Over the years, I documented my explorations and journeys extensively and organized the content through hundreds of videos and short-films, presentations on planning and execution, detailed maps and blogs on passes and forts. Watch my webinars to learn about the Himalayan ranges and Sahyadri forts, learn about alpine style exploration, understand fast-hiking using minimalist gears and master the important skill of map reading & navigation.
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