About the Book
Geert van Keulen’s travels started in 1982 when he drove around Australia in his Volkswagen Kombi. As a Dutch immigrant to Australia, he discovered a love for nature and for unspoiled wilderness. Long distance hiking is his passion, and he hiked in New Zealand, Nepal, USA, Europe, Australia, and completed a two month hike through the French Pyrenees 2003. He recognised the importance of documenting his travels by word and image, and he started writing and sketching. In 1997, Geert was involved in a hiking accident that changed the lives of his hiking partner Warren Macdonald and that of himself. This accident happened on tropical Hinchinbrook Island in Far North Queensland, Australia, when high on the slopes of Mount Bowen, a boulder broke off a mountain and fell on Warrens legs. They survived a horrific night in monsoon rain and 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".