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BC Man prepares to cycle Himalayas for children's charity

A training ride to Cypress Mountain is nothing like what Daniel Burgi is about to experience.

North His Vancouver man bikes through the Himalayan mountains to support his charity raising funds for suffering Nepali children Preparing for an epic journey.

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Every time I talk to someone about my plans, I get the same response.

"Crazy," he told Global, this is BC.. I already knew that.”

On September 10, Bhurji and four other riders cycled through the Himalayas of northern India over a six-day period, reaching an altitude of 5,500 meters ( 18,000 feet).

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"He can ride the world's highest two passes," he said Burgi. "I say I can ride, but I can't, but I'll try."

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"The biggest challenge is that I'm not a cyclist," Burgi said with a laugh. "I barely know what I'm doing."

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Before moving to North Vancouver, Bulji lived in Nepal and watched the struggles of local children, many of whom were orphaned and lived on the streets.

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He founded Himalayan Life, a non-profit charity, to provide support through education. The group has built schools and launched programs to realize the potential of hundreds of children.

"They will say, 'We were nothing. Now we are who.' They have found their place in the community," Burgi said. rice field.

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"I" actually look forward to connecting with the many families whose children attend our school.

He is training hard for his big ride next month. Climbing the local mountains is a burn, but imagine what it would be like in the Himalayas.

"I couldn't get enough air into my lungs and that's exactly it," he explained.

Burgi and his team are ready for an incredible challenge, he says, and may try to figure out how to surpass it in the future.

"We might do it again. We might make it an annual event," Burgi said. "Let's see how that goes first."

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