Extreme Treks: Sacred Mountains–Mount KailashVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Documentary Screening & Conversation with RYAN PYLE; Adventurer
Drinks Reception 6:30pm
Documentary Screening 7:00pm
The documentary follows Ryan as he arrives in Lhasa to acclimatize and make his final preparations for the challenging adventure to Mount Kailash. He 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. Join Ryan Pylefor the screening of Extreme Treks: Sacred Mountains-Mount Kailash, followed by a conversation.
Ryan Pyle was born in Toronto, Canada. After obtaining a degree in International Politics from the University of Toronto in 2001, Ryan realized a lifelong dream and traveled to China on an exploratory mission. In 2002 Ryan moved to China permanently and in 2004 Ryan became a regular contributor to the New York Times. In 2009 Ryan was listed by PDN Magazine as one of the 30 emerging photographers in the world. In 2010 Ryan began working full time on television and documentary film production and has produced and presented several large multi-episode television series for major broadcasters in the USA, Canada, UK, Asia (including China), and continental Europe. He has received multiple awards for his work including: 2019 Winner Best Director –Asian Television Awards; 2014 Explorer of the Year-Geographical Society of Philadelphia; 2013 Governor General of Canada -Gold Medallion; 2012 Guinness World Record –Adventure Motorcycle Riding; 2010 PDN Photo Annual–Winner; 2009 PDN 30 –Emerging Photographer Television Series.