Unbelievable. I have gotten into some wild adventures, but this one takes the cake. Long story short, on my way home from a shoot in Sri Lanka I stopped off in India, a few days after arriving I found myself riding a 350cc Royal Enfield around the Ladakh region. I was instantly in love. Ladakh combines the high altitude (13000+ feet just at the airport!) landscapes of bolivia with the rugged mountain peaks of Alaska. I found my new favorite place in the world.
The highlight of the trip was attempting (I’m adventures but not stupid) to take the Royal Enfield up to the highest road pass in the world. Unfortunately it was a little to early in the season and somewhere around 17,000 feet I had to turn back after encountering solid sheets of ice. I was one switch back away from the top! Oh well, just gives me an excuse to return.
I love mountains.