On his 26th birthday, Christoph Rehage went out for a walk. 4646 miles later…
Throughout his yearlong journey from Beijing to Ürümqi, Rehage took a self portrait everyday and created a timelapse video documenting everything from the friends he made to the cities and miles that passed each day and love he found along the way. Titled, “The Longest Way 1.0,” viewers are privy to the growth progress of Rehage’s hair and beard, which commenced almost one year later, when he finally shaved, got a haircut and flew back home.
Taking more than 30,000 shots on his Canon 5D, using a 16-35mm 2.8 lens a 70-200mm 2.8IS, Rehage’s walk took a year to plan when he was inspired by an article that he read in a magazine about Roman Armies that walked everywhere with their supplies so that they wouldn’t have to rely on supply carriages. His original goal was to walk to Germany, but decided to stop for a bit. He picked up the journey a while later and continued another few hundred kilometers, documented in “The Longest Way 2.0.” He doesn’t have any new plans at the moment to walk more.
Throughout the trip, he documented the trip not only with his camera, but on a blog and when he returned, he published a book about his adventure. To read more about his long walk, check out Christoph’s website.
Christoph Rehage inspires me to figure out where my adventure is and go do it! My journey won’t be taking a year and walking 3,000 miles somewhere, but I am definitely motivated to figure out my crazy big dream and pursue it. What about you? What adventures are calling out to you?