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Ron Bell
(mountainlaureldesigns) - F - M

Locale: USA
8000m East to 8000m West: A Trek Across The Himalaya Range (2,500- 3,000mi) on 06/03/2011 19:41:41 MDT Print View

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!


http://www.shawnforry.com

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150274450440628.373803.681850627

http://www.shawnforry.com/Margin_Walker...A_Hikers_Chronicles/Blog/Archive.html


WOW!!!

Dirk Rabdau
(dirk9827) - F

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: 8000m East to 8000m West: A Trek across the Himalaya Range on 06/04/2011 00:43:37 MDT Print View

That's an impressive journey. Sounds like a life dream. Thank for posting this!

Dirk

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
8000m East to 8000m West: A Trek Across The Himalaya Range (2,500- 3,000mi) on 06/04/2011 07:43:38 MDT Print View

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)

Jack H.
(Found) - F

Locale: Sacramento, CA
Re: 8000m East to 8000m West: A Trek Across The Himalaya Range (2,500- 3,000mi) on 06/04/2011 11:03:33 MDT Print View

Trauma's blog of the trip

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.

Edited by Found on 06/04/2011 11:06:14 MDT.

Dave T
(DaveT) - F
himalaya. on 06/04/2011 11:19:56 MDT Print View

If someone was going to do it, those two would be logical choices.

Pretty badass!

Shawn Forry
(porkpie73) - F - M

Locale: High Sierra
Video Posted on 06/15/2011 17:08:56 MDT Print View

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 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:

http://www.shawnforry.com/Margin_Walker...A_Hikers_Chronicles/Blog/Entries/2011/6/15_Project_8000mE_8000mW_rough_cut_video.html

and here:

http://vimeo.com/25120028


Thanks for the support,
Shawn 'Pepper'

Trevor Wilson
(trevor83) - MLife

Locale: Swiss Alps / Southern Appalachians
Re: Video Posted on 06/19/2011 13:17:29 MDT Print View

Awesome trip Pepper! Thank you for posting the video...stunning scenery!