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Seattle Resident Sets out to Be the First North American Man to Traverse Nepal’s 1056-mile Great Himalaya Trail

152-day trek across world’s highest and longest alpine walking track begins this month

Vince Gayman, a Seattle, Washington native and adventure enthusiast, set out to complete the Great Himalaya Trail (GHT) on February 26, 2018. At 65 years of age, Vince is the first North American male to attempt the journey, guided and supported by adventure travel specialists World Expeditions.

Vince will embark on the 7-stage, 1056-mile, 152-day trek with two additional World Expeditions clients and attempt to join the exclusive 18-person list of people who have conquered the awe-inspiring path, to date.

“When I first read about the GHT I was hooked on the dream of the challenge and the imagery of the country,” he said.

World Expeditions helped to establish the Great Himalaya Trail, known as the globe’s longest and highest trek, in 2011. And to this day, World Expeditions is the only company to offer supported, commercial treks of the complete GHT traverse.

Participants have the option to complete one of the seven stages individually or can trek them consecutively to make up the full traverse.

At each stage, travellers can count on superb Himalayan vistas, remote villages, high mountain passes that lead to rarely visited valleys, and enjoy the camaraderie and immense reward that comes from completing an adventure of this kind.

The public is encouraged to follow Vince and his party on this adventure of a lifetime at: trekthegreathimalayatrail.com.

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