This film is a documentary style adventure film about the first solo VolBiv paragliding adventure across the length of the Nepal Himalayas, starting at the Far-West of Nepal on the Indian border. The film captures the vast remoteness and natural beauty of the Nepali Himalayas, as I, the solo paraglider pilot overcome the challenges of paragliding alone and unsupported, but never far from the generous hospitality of the local people.
The adventure was attempted between February and March 2020, but because of challenging weather conditions and the impending Covid-19 restrictions I was unable to complete the entire journey and finished at a half-way point in Pokhara. Fortunately, I have captured enough film rushes to be able to complete the film. Depending on permitted travel being allowed, I am still hoping to attempt to complete the solo journey to the Eastern border. If this can be undertaken then additional film footage would be included within the final film.
Martin Cray filmed the pre and post adventure interviews in the UK. He also edited and produced the trailer and will be responsible for the additional filming, editing and production of the finished film. Funds will be used to cover Martin's time and equipment usage.
I am truly grateful for the support of my sponsors Trekitt and Flybubble . It would be a perfect opportunity for other companies or individual sponsors to assist with the completion of this film project and to be part of this unique adventure.
Martin and I will be submitting The Nepal Traverse into adventure, mountain and free flight film festivals here in the UK and Worldwide.
I will be giving talks across the UK, to share the adventure in person, please contact me directly for details.
Ultimately the end purpose of ensuring we create a film which wins awards and generates an interest is that it will produce a small profit which will be gifted to two Nepali charities; Save the Karnali River which is the last free flowing river in Nepal and helping to support education and tackle poverty of Nepali children through the Karma Flights organisation. Any profits from the talks (and film royalties which I receive) will be donated to these worthwhile charities.
Thank you for your interest and support.
Steven (Tosh) Mackintosh
The Nepal Traverse