Extreme Treks, Sacred Mountains of ChinaHDClosed Captioning
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This series is an outdoor, mountain culture, adventure series from one of the most remote regions on the planet: Tibet. Follow known adventure personality, Ryan Pyle, as he walks, treks and climbs around four of the most remote and religious mountains in all of the world.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Journey to Mount Kailash||Ryan arrives in Lhasa to acclimatize and make his final preparations for the challenging adventure to Mount Kailash. Ryan is nervous, and he should be, the altitudes are high and the weather is un-predictable. Every year, thousands make the pilgrimage to Kailash, following a tradition going back more than a millennium. When the weather turns against those on the mountain, people die. Pilgrims of several religions believe that circumambulating Mount Kailash, at 6,638 meters (21,778 ft.) on foot is a holy ritual that will bring good fortune, and that the benefits are worth the risk. Ryan will be traveling with the Hindus and Buddhists making his circumambulation in a clockwise direction.||46:12||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Journey to Minya Konka||Ryan makes the long journey from Shanghai to western Sichuan in summer, in the middle of the summer monsoon season, to attempt the epic trek to the monastery at the base of the Sacred Mountain Minya Konka, also known as Mount Gongga. Minya Konka is the highest mountain in Sichuan province, China; the local Tibetan people also know the mountain as "The King of Sichuan Mountains". Minya Konka is the easternmost 7,000 meters (23,000 ft.) peak in the world and the third highest peak outside of the Himalaya range. The journey will be one of the longest and toughest multi-day treks, and watch out for heavy rains.||45:25||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Journey to Amne Machin||Ryan heads north and leaves the mountains behind as he travels deep in to the high altitude grass-lands of China’s northern Qinghai province. His mission is to circumnavigate the enormous Amne Machin Mountain, once misrepresented as the tallest mountain in the world by early explorers. The entire Amne Machin range is an eastern extension of the Kunlun Mountains, a major mountain system of Asia. The Amne Machin Peak has an elevation estimated at 6,282 meters (20,610 ft.). The journey will take Ryan hundreds of kilometres up and over rolling grasslands at nosebleed altitudes in some of the most hostile elements faced on this journey. Over one hundred years ago it was common to see thousands of pilgrims making the holy pilgrimage around this mountain, but these days only a trickle of visitors can be found. This will be one of the most isolating and lonely experiences of this expedition.||45:21||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Journey to Kawa Karpo||Ryan has the experience of multiple Sacred Mountains behind him, and now he begins is final expedition. He has left his most challenging adventure until last. The Journey around Kawa Karpo takes Ryan up and over no less than five high-passes as he criss-crosses the deep river gorges in China’s northern Yunnan province. The Sacred Mountain of Kawa Karpo 6,740 meters (22,113 ft.) is the highest mountain in the Chinese province of Yunnan. It is located on the border between the Chinese provinces of Yunnan and Tibet. The journey around Kawa Karpo, one of the most sacred peaks in the Tibetan world, will take Ryan to physical and emotional highs and lows that he didn’t know were possible.||48:03||$2.99||View in iTunes|
Never heard of Ryan Pyle before but he is a keeper. I am now addicted to the show and want more of him! But really, if you have a glass of wine, or beer, just relax and enjoy the ride while Ryan takes all the risks. Its like traveling but not traveling!
One for all nature lovers
If you love nature, you will love this series. Mixing in the mystic of Tibetan Buddhism made the show extra special. I have been lucky enough to have travelled near to 2 of the places in the series and the show brought back all the great memories of the scenery.