Over het boek
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 unspoiled wilderness. Hiking is his passion but a back injury threw him back. Geert hiked long routes through New Zealand, Nepal, USA, Tasmania, Northern Territory, and South Australia, and twice hiked a two-month solo journey through the French and Spanish Pyrenees from the Atlantic coast to the Mediterranean coast. He found he could continue his long journeys on the bike. In 1997 he was involved in a hiking accident that changed both the lives of his hiking partner Warren Macdonald and that of himself. It happened on tropical Hinchinbrook Island when a boulder broke off a mountain and fell on Warren’s legs. They survived a horrific night and 46 hours later Warren was rescued. It was filmed and released under the title: "I Shouldn't Be Alive, Trapped Under A Boulder". It led to an invite by Oprah Winfrey and it was quite an experience.