Born and raised in Belgium, settled in India since 1998, I always had a strong affinity towards nature and sports. Founder of the Chennai Trekking Club (chennaitrekkers.org), a 40 thousand member volunteer based community active in outdoors, environment and social initiatives.
Wilderness explorer, ultra-runner, mountain biker, open water swimmer. I love to sweat it out and believe that life starts at the end of our comfort zone. This blog documents various "Ultra Journeys" through running, hiking, cycling to reconnect with untouched, beautiful nature in remote mountains
For many of us, a journey into the mountains is an occasional luxury – a welcome retreat into nature from an ever-insulated world. We get a fleeting glimpse into our true passion for the natural world before returning to the so called ‘real world’ once again. But there are an adventurous few with the determination and vision to build a life around that passion.
Many are asking "How do you manage expenses?". Traveling (minimalist) is MUCH cheaper than living in a city. I hardly spent 200Rs a day. Once you are in the mountains or country side you cannot spend money
Ultrarunner Peter Van Geit has just spent the entire summer fast-hiking in the Indian Himalaya. His 3,000km project covered a staggering 120 passes and 125,000m of elevation gain, at a pace three to four times quicker than the average hiker.
Article on bolbhidu.com by Dnyaneshwar Gunjal @pahadi_doc
A passionate Belgian trekker who fell in love with Sahyadri and forts of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja
Living on the quote,"Life is too short to wake up at the same place everyday", a 45 years old Cisco company manager left his 'job with handsome salary'. Taking retirement money with him to spend on travel and left his house to 'live' his life !
Peter Van Geit is a founder of the Chennai Trekking Club, a 40-thousand-member volunteer-based culture active in outdoors, environment and social initiatives. He is a minimalist, wilderness Explorer, ultra-runner, mountain biker and open water swimmer.
A few days after we spoke to Peter Van Geit, we came across a video on the Internet. As person wielding the camera, his voice was audible in the background. Some of those we had met along with him were in the frame. The location was out at sea; it appeared to be a sea-swimming session
This morning was an important landmark in CTC's history. One that is close to my heart. Laying of the foundation stone of a school to be build by CTC which will cater to 200+ children from 25 poor surrounding hamlets near Pulicat
The world of Indian Hiking/Climbing Fraternity was taken by storm last month when a Belgian National, residing in India for the last 20 years, pulled off a hitherto unknown superhuman feat by walking across unexplored (in literal sense) Himalayan Passes. To make his epic journey even more incredible, he did so by doing it purely in alpine style.
Motivational talk at TCS Siruseri on the importance of an active lifestyle connected to nature for physical and mental wellbeing in today's modern day society and corporate work environment.
Inspirational talk at Microsoft, RMZ IT Park on the need to activate oneself through sports and reconnect with the great outdoors to reverse the negative health impact of our modern day urban lifestyle and corporate work environment
Good turn out for a talk on Environmental Sustainability at our very own CISCO office! Growing garbage footprint. Impact on mother nature. Eliminating use and throw plastics. Segregating wet/dry waste at home.
Awareness presentation at Barclays DLF IT Park on the Chennai Coastal Cleanup highlighting the need to reduce, segregate, recycle and compost our waste to reduce our impact on the environment. Barclays Shared Services, Chennai is joining with an estimated 1000 volunteers this Sunday June 19th for mission CCC/7.
For the first time in human history more people are living in cities than in rural environments. Instead of inhabiting wide open green spaces were are living in crowded concrete jungles. This urban migration has major impact on our mental and physical well being.
Talk at Symantec DLF IT Park on active and healthy lifestyle and spending healing time with nature. The need of the hour in our stressful and stagnant current day lifestyle in concrete cities and solution to many modern health issues.
Inaugurating the National Social Service year 2016-17 as chief guest at the Madras Institute of Technology. Adressing 150 students and NSS volunteers on the importance of sports, nature, social service and sustainable living.