After hanging up his tie and
swapping his Oxford shoes for hiking boots at the turn of the
millennium, Chandan Lahiri, the founder of OutThere Adventurers decided
to pursue his passion for travel and adventure. He believed in the
famous saying by the great Chinese philosopher Confucius who said
"Choose a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your
life!" Thus began a journey that continues to this day, embodied in the
passion statement of OutThere Adventurers: "Only those who risk going
too far can possibly know how far they can go." And OutThere
Adventurers has gone a fair distance in the past few years, leaving its
treadmarks where few have gone before.
Here you will
find brief details of some of the Expeditions conducted by OutThere
Adventurers in the past, starting from the first major Expedition
undertaken, a 38-day, 12,000km journey motorbiking across the country.
Team OutThere already covets two world records and more are on the
anvil. Our history is being constantly written.
on the links below to get an idea of what the team went through during
some of these Expeditions and see some pictures taken during the
effort. And if you would like to join in on any future Expedition being undertaken by OutThere
Adventurers, let us know the kind of expeditions that interest you and
we will try and fit you in. You could also ask us to design a custom
expedition for you and your friends.
association with ActionAid, a UK based NGO, three OutThere Adventurers
motorbiked across the length and breadth of India trying to sensitise
people towards a more tolerant and secular India. Moreover, the
Expedition also activated the masses and raised funds to help
rehabilitate the homeless of Gujarat.
here to look at clippings from the press.
| A diverse group of ten
rookie adventurers undertook a 14-day expedition to Ladakh. This was
one hell of a ride and every person with an interest in the wild world
out there should make it a mission to do it at least once in their
Click here for a detailed description of the Expedition into this
remote and desolate land
Click here to see some photographs from this
|It so happens that three of the world's
highest passes lie along one single stretch of road. No one had ever
tried to cross all the three passes in a single day. Chandan Lahiri did
so and earned his first world record after this effort.
Read the story
of this incredible effort in Chandan's own words.
July 31, 2004
saw a new world record created by six motorbikers of Team
OutThere. The team of six
motorbikers travelled across the four highest passes in the world, a
distance of 638km in 23 hours and 25 minutes.
here for details of the route, the degrees of difficulty, the sheer
madness of the attempt.
Click here for clippings from the media.
Click here for some photographs.
snowfall, avalanches, landslides conspired to ensure that this
expedition was aborted in 2008 - the attempt at a Guinness World Record
of the highest altitude reached by a motorcycle. Nevertheless the trip
was a memorable one for the team. In 2009, Team OutThere is going back
for a second attempt at the record.
Click here to read about the journey.
Click here to see some photographs.