A really fantastic adventure is to buy a Chinese bike in Lhasa and ride the Friendship Highway to Katmandu, via Everest.
Many adventurers are doing this â€” but it is technically illegal. (As is most of the hiking in Tibet.)
Interested? Check Kym McConnell’s authoritative website and guidebook.
Tibet Overland – Cycling in Tibet
I want to do this!
4-days helicopter supported bike, swim, sail, kayak, hike, bike, raft, Cessna, sail.
The guides calls it only “The Adventure”.
Journeys at the Edge “The Adventure”.
There is no hiker more famous than Ray Jardine. He is often credited with igniting the light weight hiking revolution.
Jardine championed hiking the entire Pacific Crest Trail using only lightweight gear.
He replaced tent with a tarp & sleeping bag with a quilt. He advises that we make & modify our own gear.
His controversial book Beyond Backpacking (1999) is now the Bible for many thru-hikers.
In his spare time, Jardine rowed across the Atlantic, kayaked to the Arctic Ocean, cycled across America twice, and canoed the sub-Arctic wilderness.
Oh, and he invented the “Friend” used by all elite rock climbers.
Check Ray Jardine’s eclectic website.
Did you happen to see Darren Berrecloth’s uninterrupted ride down a steep arid mountain ridge in Utah?
It first aired on Discovery Channel’s Stunt Junkies Feb. 1st, 2006. But I notice they are replaying that episode frequently where I live.
Berrecloth is widely considered to be the top mountain bike freerider on extremely steep and technical terrain.
Bike Magazine’s 2004 “Rider of the Year,” Canadian Darren “Bearclaw” Berrecloth has spent the last few years radicalizing the already extreme sport of freeride mountain biking. His signature spins, hand grabs and no-hands seat grabs have redefined the sport and earned him tons of accolades in the biking world.
I’ve seen most of the popular hiking website / blogs on internet.
Beat’s Heim’s site is the best.
Great maps, great photos. Extreme travels!
You need a high speed connection as his stuff is graphic intensive.
More pics like this at betzgi.ch