Thursday, 31 October 2013


The Journey will be showing at FESCINAT, Madrid - Friday Nov. 15th 02:00 - 04:30 pm
- Saturday Nov. 16th 12:00 pm - 02:30pm.

Monday, 9 September 2013

The Journey goes to Europe!

The Journey will be screening at the Buxton Adventure Festival on Sunday 3rd November at 3pm and Paul will be presenting the film at Il Grande Sentiero (The Great Path) in Bergamo, Italy on the 16th November and the Alpine Club in London on the 27th November.

Tibetan monks in contemplation of the strange vehicle before them (c) Sharyn Jones.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

The Journey is now off to Zakopane Spotkania Festival in Poland 7 - 8 September!

Monday, 15 July 2013

Premiere at the State Cinema, Hobart.

A great night was had at the State Cinema in Hobart for the launch of The Journey. Thank you to all who came and to Carol Hurst, Sharyn Jones and the staff at the State. Next to enter it for some more festivals and take it on the road around various disability support groups...

Monday, 3 December 2012

Well, it was a year in the making, but the Premiere of our Tibet film 'The Journey' was today at Headway in Hobart. It was a superb turnout and everyone enjoyed it immensely. As Sharyn Jones said "It's always a good feeling when people laugh in all the right places." Sharyn, what a great effort! And Headway What a fine bunch of extroverts! Well done and it really would not have been possible without all our donors help for the Kickstarter project. Again a heartfelt thank you PPX

Friday, 30 November 2012

The Premiere of 'The Journey'!

Yes it's here! Headway Rebuilding Lives as major sponsor of the The Journey have chosen to have the premiere at their headquarters in North Hobart to celebrate International Day for People with Disabilities on December 3rd. This event is invite only. Sharyn Jones of Griffon has made a very moving film and we are hard at work getting DVDs ready for posting out to all our Kickstarter supporters. With heartfelt thanks, PPX

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Thangka of our Trike Ride!

The painting above is a traditional Buddhist Thangka (a way of telling a story in pre-literate Tibet). It just arrived from Kathmandu and depicts our journey. In top-Right is Lhasa and the Potala Palace - bottom-Left Kathmandu, The Himalayas separating them and the Friendship Highway snaking through the landscape. It shows Carol and I in numerous points along the road and even a Yeti on the mounainside! 

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Kinder Slideshow

The Mercury Newspaper misreported the date of the film launch at theState Cinema. At the moment there is no date set and it may be an in house event for Headway. It is looking like Late January at this stage for a finished film. Sharyn is doing a wonderful job of editing the film already!  

Next week I'm taking my trike to South Hobart Primary School to show the Kinder kids and giving them a short slideshow of our trip too.


Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Qomolongma (Everest) from Rongbuk Monastary. The rock in the foreground is part of a Mani-pile, were each rock has the mantra 'Om mani padme Om' inscribed on it.

The Thang La: at 5140m was the last major obstacle And the start of the 4600m descent.

At Everest base Camp we found happy Chinese soldiers stationed up there and eager to have their photo with us!

Mel pauses to check out the mountains during the deepest road descent in the world.

Crazy Zhangmou: the border town on the Chinese side. The last town on the Friendship Highway. There must be 20 Switchbacks on what seems a near vertical hillside! The richest place in Tibet because of all the contraband.

Chris jones contemplating the descent from Everest.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Day 26 - Kathmandu

We had a guide - Jenny - to show us a non-suicidal route into Kathmandu. We rode through a convoluted matrix of villages and back streets, past monkeys and temples, a mass of motor-bikes - with people wearing - god forbid - helmets.

All the way to the guest house and THE END OF THE TRIP!!!

All fit and strong and enjoying the thick atmosphere at 1200m.

 I think Sharyn has got enough awesome footage to make a damn good film. Thanks again for all your support. 

PP & CH xx

Getting the trikes across the suspension bridge that crosses a 180m deep gorge!



We have reached Everest Base Camp after a hard slog on dirt roads strewn with bowling ball sized rocks and pot holes.

We summited the Pang La (5150m) in snow flurries and descended some crazy endless switchbacks on a rubble road straight from Dr Suess' Green Eggs and Ham.

It was then uphill all the way for two days to EBC. We had glorious weather at Qomolongma and I realised a long sought after dream in seeing the goddess mountain up close.

Now got to carry on with the dirt roads. Trikes holding up well. Looking forward to getting onto the bitchumen again!