Great Himalaya Trail
- Saturday 27 February 2016
In 2012, Gerda Pauler followed the Great Himalaya Trail; a network of existing treks which together form one of the longest and highest trails in the world.
Walking in the shadow of eight of the world’s highest peaks, she passed through the jungle-like forests in Eastern Nepal and the arid high mountain deserts in the West of the country, where she visited some of the most remote communities on earth, Along her way, there were two passes over 6,000 metres and sixteen between 5,000 and 6,000 metres; those below she stopped counting after a while.
Her lecture, however, is not about adventure in a fantastic landscape only; it is also about people who still have to fight for survival.