Unicycling the Himalayas

Steve Colligan plans to ride across the mountains of Nepal and Tibet on a unicycle!
On the 23rd September 2008 I fly to Nepal, then onto Tibet. I am going to ride my unicycle 1000km (620 miles) across the Roof of the World, from Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. I will be using this ride to raise as much money as possible to help fund an NGO (non-governmental organisation) and its projects to improve the educational facilities and amenities in a remote village in the Himalayas.

The 47-year-old unicyclist has ridden all over the world, but never a path this difficult. The chosen route is one that mountain bikers consider an extreme adventure, but it's never been done on a unicycle. The average elevation of the route is 4,000 meters, and temperatures go down to 15 below zero (+5F). He will cross the north face of Mount Everest and stay over at the Everest Base Camp. The trip should take 25 days. The project is underwritten by a bicycle tour company. Donations will benefit the The Hilly Region Development Club. Link -Thanks, Plumsie!

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This is great. I was fortunate enough to go to India and trek some of the Himilayan mountains. We were also accompanied by some students of our twinned school and were able, through them, to talk to some of the villagers nearby where we were camped. A couple of the women told us they only see their husbands and sons about 2-3 times a year as they worked in the nearest city which was so far away they wouldn't have time to go home and see their families on their days off. It was very sad to hear, and so I really hope he's able to raise enough money to help families stay together and just work off the land.

It's also such a beautiful place, I'm very jealous he get's to travel across the entire range. :)
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