The Himalayan Journal 2020 – Trans Himalaya & Trans Sahyadri

My name is Peter Van Geit, born in Belgium and settled in India for the past 2 decades. I love spending time in nature through long endurance journeys. It’s my way of meditation in remote, virgin locations and experiencing lost humanity. I am an intersection of an explorer, ultra runner (minimalist) and alpinist. Last year I ran 2000km solo through the remote mountains of Northeast Vietnam near the border with China. This year I sat down to plan a new challenge – spent the entire summer in the Indian Himalayas exploring as many high passes as possible. Eventually I ended up crossing 120 passes over 3000+km and 175 thousand meters of elevation gain passing through 341 remote hamlets where I experienced true humanity. Highest pass covered was 6150m altitude.

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