Sports fans are crazy about Kris Holm. He is the person who has conquered the most difficult terrain in the world with a unicycle. He traveled from the peak of the Himalayas to the Great Wall, from Europe to South America.
Walking between the most rugged, remote and harsh areas is a big challenge for all sports athletes and backpackers. But imagine someone doing this on a single-wheel bike.
Speaking about his life-long trip to Bhutan – the Himalayas and the forests of Bolivia, Mr. Holm said: “Foreigners actually laugh at me. In fact, in countries like Mongolia and Bhutan, they don’t need bicycles, they just shrug their shoulders because they think I’m from the West, so I need something weird. I think all the people living in the West are going to work on one-wheel bikes, I traveled on the Great Wall of China, down the Licancabur hill, used to be a 5,950t high volcano and climbed. That’s be to the 3rd highest peak in North America”.
Kris is the first one-wheeled cyclist to cross the mountain to make documentary films and publish in prestigious magazines. He has appeared in more than 200 international media articles including documentary films and 18 films about major festivals.
Unicycle can also travel everywhere like normal bikes. Obviously when it comes to hills, cliffs, it does not give the better effect.
Mr. Holm has been fascinated by this vehicle since 1986. At the age of 12 after receiving the car as a birthday present. He, like many other children, immediately rushed into the gift, like magic. He trains from early in the morning until he’s tired.