Kendon and Ben Glass
The Brink Expedition - Survive the Race against Time!
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December 2006....Kendon from Tibet
"I have soaked up every day available to me here in Tibet. I have a 70km a day target over the next 25 days to get to Yunnan for an extension. The cold weather is a good incentive as any to knock off as many kilometres per day as possible.
I have already 6gb of photos of Tibet...a first for any one country!!! It's an acquired skill to operate the timer function at 5000 metres and with numb fingers. The cold has a way of sapping the creative urge. The best photos are up on top of the windy passes during the golden hour. The trick is then getting down low enough to camp before dark. A challenge for sure and I am having a ball. I plan to spend New Years in Laos.
Everest was of course well worth the effort. I trekked for a couple of hours past base camp. On day 4 heading to Everest I got a fracture in my rear rim on the dirt track, however miraculously it got me to base camp!! I was sweating on it for a couple of days there but it seemed to be holding up. Back in Lhasa I swapped it over for a Chinese rim and it had a 4 inch crack on the inside, ready to go any turn of the crank. Glad I didn't have to walk.
Thanks again Earth Sea Sky for the opportunity to visit Tibet and for your generous support over the years."
Brink is a not-for-profit, adventure-driven, environmental organisation run by a small group of volunteers in Brisbane, Australia. Brothers, Kendon and Ben Glass have a strong commitment to social justice. The Brink expedition set out in October 2002 with the aim of traversing the globe on a 50,000 kilometre path through some of the most difficult terrain and extreme weather on the planet, using nothing else but human power and the natural elements. They have battled unforgiving Patagonian winds, dengue fever, political riots, storms and punctures. Succombing to the rigours of the road Ben was forced to leave Kendon after the South American leg and now supports him from his Australian base. The exploits of the expedition have featured in our catalogue for the last four years. Brink is linked to an educational curriculum to raise youth awareness of global social issues and environmental justice. It is fundraising for the humanitarian organisation Oxfam Community Aid Abroad and supports the educational aims of The Earth Charter.
Kendon Glass An IT Graphic Design professional from Brisbane Australia , who prior to embarking on the Brink Expedition's four year traverse of the globe in 2002, had already cycled through Australia , Africa and Europe.
Ben Glass A Film and Media Professional, has trekked many of the popular bushwalks within the eastern parts of Australia.
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