Alegria - A Humanitarian Expedition tells the story of an epic solo expedition across the Himalaya that changed the life of hundreds of people in need and reached millions around the world. In 2010, Christoph von Toggenburg cycled alone 3200km along the world’s highest tracks pulling a 30kg trailer packed with survival gear in support of leprosy patients and mentally destitute women in India,
With little air to breathe and temperatures between minus15 to plus 45 degrees Celcius he crossed mountain passes higher than 5500m mastering a total of 50’000m.
Сhristoph von Toggenburg has managed to change the life of thousands around the world through his humanitarian efforts. Having studied in the UK and Italy he graduated with two MA’s and a BA. From 1998 to 2010 he launched three international fundraising and awareness campaigns such as Alegria, a humanitarian bicycle expedition across the Himalaya, Bike for Help a solo bicycle expedition from India to Switzerland for leprosy patients and Run for Help, a solo Ultrathon running 270km across the Alps for homeless children. He is the founder and chairman of the Colour the World Foundation helping people affected by mental illness and leprosy.
Completion Date:October 31, 2013
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Country of Origin:Switzerland
Country of Filming:India, Nepal