Watch how Sandes smashed the Great Himalaya Trail record in extreme conditions

JOHANNESBURG, 07 SEPTEMBER 2020: Lessons from the Edge, a film documenting Ryan Sandes and Ryno Griesel’s epic adventures traversing the Great Himalaya Trail in 2018, will broadcast on SABC 3 on Sunday 13 September at 8pm.


The film, shot by Dean Leslie and Jared Paisley for Red Bull Media House, captures the intricate stories within Ryan and Ryno’s successful 25 day 1500km fastest known time on the Great Himalaya Trail.


Ryan Sandes says the trail was the the biggest adventure of his life and incredibly challenging, especially mentally, “Looking back on our GHT attempt, it is definitely one of the craziest projects I have attempted, and it was really awesome to have my close friend, Dean Lesley with Jared Paisley, along to document the journey,” says Sandes.


The film sees Sandes and Griesel cut across heavily snow-covered mountains and experience incredibly extreme weather conditions. They suffered frost-bitten fingers, serious tummy bugs, breathing difficulties and a few near death experiences. A constant on the route, however, was the incredibly welcoming spirit of the Nepalese people who truly embody the spirit of Namaste, and welcomed the both of them into their homes.


Catch the adventure on SABC 3 on Sunday 13 September at 20:00, for more information on the world renowned film visit

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