Jun 3, 2011 at 6:41 pm #1274886
Shawn Forry ( Pepper) and Justin Lichter ( Trauma) just finished the Great Himalaya Trail and were the first end to end continuous thru-hike of this new trail. They saw all 14 of the 8000m peaks and crossed passes over 20,000ft!
WOW!!!Jun 3, 2011 at 11:43 pm #1744770
@dirk9827Locale: Pacific Northwest
That's an impressive journey. Sounds like a life dream. Thank for posting this!
DirkJun 4, 2011 at 6:43 am #1744793
Awesome read! I only wish I had the time to do this sort of trip.
As a gear nerd I noticed the prototype Granite Gear packs. They look like they are made of spectra? (nah)Jun 4, 2011 at 10:03 am #1744833
@foundLocale: Sacramento, CA
Super excited to start reading this and I wish I had known about it when it was going on. I've been thinking a great deal about the GHT.Jun 4, 2011 at 10:19 am #1744835
If someone was going to do it, those two would be logical choices.
Pretty badass!Jun 15, 2011 at 4:08 pm #1749702
@porkpie73Locale: High Sierra
Just to clarify from Ron's posting above, Trauma and I just recently completed the Nepal section of the Great Himalaya Trail. Trauma is still currently in India undertaking that section as I was unable to join him for India due to some time constraints with work and the loss of time with some logistical nightmares we had to deal with. Additionally it was unrealistic for us to enter Pakistan given the current political climate around the US and Bin Laden. Our original intent was to connect the eastern most 8000m peak with the western most on a route that was as high and continuous as feasible. Trauma has been continuing his updates from the field on his site at http://www.justinlichter.com and I just recently posted a very rough first cut of a film we plan on putting out later this year.
For those interested, that video can be viewed here:
Thanks for the support,
Shawn 'Pepper'Jun 19, 2011 at 12:17 pm #1751020
@trevor83Locale: ATL -- Zurich -- SF Bay Area
Awesome trip Pepper! Thank you for posting the video…stunning scenery!
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