Extreme Treks: Sacred Mountains–Mount Kailash


Documentary Screening & Conversation with RYAN PYLE; Adventurer
Drinks Reception 6:30pm
Documentary Screening 7:00pm
Discussion 7:50pm
Close 8:30pm

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.

Event Details

Thu 04 Apr 2019
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

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