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Friday, June 17, 2011
Letter to Li Wei: Himalayas X 2011 Expedition - Raising awareness of IBD & Education Through Expeditions
Dear Li Wei,
This is a brief introduction to my expedition in China, it's the Himalayas X 2011 Expedition. I plan to cycle from Urumqi, Xinjiang Province, China south across the Taklamakan Desert and into the Tibet Autonomous Region from the border with India/China. Across the Tibetan plateau and along the Himalayas and back across Sichuan Province and towards Shanghai, ferry back to South Korea.
I also have a blog: Korean-World which should have translation available in many languages, including complex and simplified Chinese (ping-ying). Let me know if the translation service is working through the website in China?
I need to know the train schedule, departures from QINGDAO to the last stop in Xinjiang Province (URUMQI) and the price in RMB if available?.
If possible, I would like to meet any Qingdao Cycling Clubs, if you can contact the clubs or Bicycle Shops that support them, I should be arriving in Qingdao on Sunday, June 26 (or possibly Saturday, June 25) and would like to meet them. If they have club members interested in cycling on an expedition in Western China this summer, anyone is welcome to join me on the train to URUMQI, XINJIANG. This is a slightly dangerous and risky bicycle expedition due to the conditions where I will be traveling, having a team (2 or more people) would increase the safety and the special meaning of traveling across China for the expedition. The more people, the more exciting and the better way to share this adventure with more people.
I have video recording equipment with me, I will be recording the expedition to prepare a documentary of bicycle travel in China. The preparation for this journey started five years ago in training and two months ago preparing the final equipment list. I can carry a maximum of 36 liters of water, have water purification equipment, cooking equipment (burning any fuel type), solar chaging equipment for all the electronics, camping equipment for extreme conditions, and a GPS for navigation (although printed maps are probably best). I am prepared for a long journey by bicycle.
The purpose of my expedition is twofold. First, to raise awareness and support a non-profit charity called IDEAS (Intestinal Disease Education & Awareness Society, Canada) with their work helping people with incurable diseases of the gastrointestinal system, known collectively as IBD (inflammatory bowel disease). Secondly, I am partnering with a non-profit school outreach program in the United Kingdom known as ETE (Education Through Expeditions) which takes the explorer into the classrooms so that students can learn by firsthand reports of what the world (ecological, environmental, physical, geographical, topographical, science and social science) is all about.
English to Chinese translation
Translation complex Chinese:
English to Chinese (Traditional) translation
這是一個簡單的介紹到我的探險隊在中國，它的遠征喜馬拉雅山 X 2011。我計劃週期從烏魯木齊，新疆，中國南方整個塔克拉瑪幹沙漠，進入西藏自治區與印度的邊境 /中國。在整個西藏高原，沿著喜馬拉雅山和背部在四川省和對上海，渡輪回韓國。
About the Korean-World Author
Brian has completed his second mountain bike journey, MongoliaX expedition - Crossing Mongolia 2012, an unsupported mountain bike MTB expedition across 2500km of Outer Mongolia from Ulanbaatar to Altai Taven-Bogd National Park bordering China, Russia and Mongolia.
In 2013, as a sequel to a trilogy of cycle tours, Brian enjoyed a more leisure bicycle tour onboard his Koga-Miyata World Traveller seeing the northern tier of the United States and western Canada covering 3400 kilometers / 2000 miles in 30 days. This North American cycle tour was called Totherocktour. Enjoying the adventure of bicycle travel and every great conversation started while traveling on the road - has refueled his inspirations to cycle around the Earth. In 2013, while he cycled solo from the Great Lake State of Michigan, United States to Banff National Park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. He weaved through local communities and reconnected with friends, family and community after spending almost a decade in Asia.
Brian is now supporting several non-profit foundations through expeditions: IDEAS Foundation of Canada IDEAS is the acronym for Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society which supports the IBD community, those suffering from IBD-inflammatory bowel disease, also known as Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis.
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