Reside en: España Based in Granada at the foot of the Sierra Nevada, Javier Campos combines a passion for adventure with his professional work in the audiovisual world. As a cameraman and film-maker, Javier has produced more than 100 documentaries from places as diverse as the North Pole, the Patagonian Ice Fields, the Sahara, Atacama and Taklamakan deserts, and the mountain ranges of the Trans-Himalaya. Also a writer and lecturer, his travel philosophy is to go always in search of the most original projects in the least-known places on our planet.
Crossing the Nepalian Himalayas from one extreme to another in winter ... 1,700 kilometers of mountains in the shadow of the highest peaks on earth. Hills of five and six thousand feet. Wind, cold and loneliness ... That’s the Great Himalayan Trail, the toughest trekking route in the world.
When I first discovered the route during one of my visits to the Himalayas and learned that no one had ever done it in winter conditions, I realized that the adventure is still possible, if only we are able to set the imagination above the statistics...
The binomial conditions of the Himalayas in winter, and the tremendous length of the trail, obliged me to undertake serious efforts to solve the logistics, especially concerning the gear I was about to use. I knew there would be no room for errors. An inadequate peace of gear would not only put jeopardize the project itself, but also my own life...
If there is something being at risk to suffer when walking nearly two thousand miles through the mountains of the Himalayas, then that’s the feet. What kind of footwear should one use in such a project? I needed versatility, heat insulation and a good technical level... From the dirt tracks of western Nepal to the snowy hills of Dolpo, from the Rolwaling and Khumbu glaciers to the jungles of Barun, I needed a pair of reliable boots, and they did not seem easy to find.
The affection, with which the friends at Bestard implied themselves in my project, and the great variety of their product catalogue, gave me the solution. The Bestard Sky Peak Evo covered the long trail with solvency. No frostbites nor any other kind of problems. Now they are in my house, like a fine piece of museum. The first boots to have succeeded in crossing the Great Himalayan Trail in the winter ... There are no other boots like them in the world.. Like Bestard, they are unique.