About the Author

Geert F.M. van Keulen
Blurbarian Since November 2012
Name Geert F.M. van Keulen
My Web Site www.rideintothemirror.com
Location Bridgewater, South Australia
Gender Male
My Occupation Graphic designer, illustrator, design teacher, artist
My Bio Geert van Keulen is an experienced traveller and making long solo trips is not unknown to him. In Australia he discovered a love for nature and for unspoiled wilderness. Hiking was his passion but a serious back injury ended that prematurely but he could continue his long journeys on the bike. Geert hiked long routes through New Zealand, Nepal, USA, Tasmania, and South Australia, and a two month hike through the French and Spanish Pyrenees from the Atlantic coast to the Mediterranean coast. In 1997 Geert was involved in a hiking accident that changed both the lives of his hiking partner Warren Macdonald and that of himself. This accident happened on tropical Hinchinbrook Island when a boulder broke off a mountain and fell on Warrens legs. They survived a horrific night in the rain and the 46 hours later Warren was rescued. This experience was later documented by Discovery Channel and released as "I Shouldn't Be Alive, Trapped Under A Boulder". It led to an invite by Oprah Winfrey.

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
His next book will have a selection of sketches he made on two journeys. "The Geert Escape" was a bike ride through Southern Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos in 2011. The second selection will be of his "Ride into the Mirror" journey of 2012.
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Warren Macdonald
"A Test of Will"