Nov 7, 2019
The 7th of November 2012 was one of the more monumental days of my run around the world. It was the day I almost died at the top of the Andes. You can read all about that experience in the first chapter of my book, The World At My Feet. All I can say is, it was the closest I’ve ever come to dying, giving myself a 50% chance at the time. Imagine tossing a coin to see if you live or die – that’s what it felt like.
Anyhow, I did survive, and you can see some photos below from that time (not from the near death experience – that was far too dangerous a situation to be taking photos in), as well as a fun video Carmel put together from my ascent to the nearly 4000 metre high Cristo Redentor Pass. There’s a photo of the statue at the top, along with another of the amazing set of hairpins on the ascent. You can actually see me down below if you look hard enough.