Alpine Field Bootcamp is a one week immersive learning in the mountains on independent hiking- map reading & navigation, Himalayan terrains, lightweight gears, traverse planning, topography, food & shelter, high altitude hiking, seasons & weather, etc. Participants will check into a beautiful basecamp in the mountains where above topics will be taught through theory and hands-on field assignments in the surrounding forests and meadows. Sign up here.
Hiking Routes. More than 600 hiking routes spanning 12 thousand kilometers across the Western Himalayas have been explored, GPS recorded and accurately mapped in Open Street Maps. Find an overview on each Himalayan Region, its geography, high ranges and main rivers and hiking route network with detailed blogs, route descriptions, elevation profile, photos and videos for many of these routes.
Online Alpine Bootcamp This online course consolidates my extensive alpine hiking experience exploring more than 300 high passes across the Western Himalayas. 50+ modules will familiarize you with important concepts to become an independent alpine explorer. Map reading and route planning, navigation techniques, planning an alpine journey, fast hiking and lightweight gears, Himalayan terrains, GIS analysis of Himalayan geography and hiking trails, Open Street Maps, etc.
Ultra Journeys are thousand kilometers long explorations across the Western Indian Himalayas. As a minimalist fast-hiker I explored 350+ traverses / mountain passes across Himachal, Ladakh, Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir. This blog includes detailed maps, articles, blogs, news & videos for each ultra journey.
Patreon get first hand insight in my ongoing and future ultra journeys, interact with myself and other patrons, download hires maps of the Himalayas and thousands of hiking trails, access Himalayan webinars on my YouTube channel, join my online bootcamp to master the art of alpine style exploration, download detailed offline maps for navigation and get priority entry into the alpine field bootcamp
Mapping the Western Himalayas. Understanding the importance of detailed maps to explore the Indian Himalayas, I mapped thousands of mountain passes, hiking routes, prominent peaks, alpine lakes, major rivers and tens of thousands of human settlements in Open Street Maps enabling the outdoor community to plan and navigate journeys through the Indian 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 thousands 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.
Explore the vast content of this blog as per your interest. Use the top level menu to read the latest blog posts and browse the main categories above. The side-bar gives you access to articles, maps, presentations and traverses of each ultra journey and various training material. Below that a comprehensive index allows you to search for specific geographic regions and content type. Follow my daily posts and stories on Instagram and Facebook, watch hundreds of videos and educational playlists on YouTube.