Got to be said though, I didn't know who he was until Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman's Long Way Round adventure. Claudio was the third biker on that expedition, and had what must be described as my dream job filming it! As I've mentioned before, Long Way Down was one of my major inspirations to initially plan a journey of my own, and the TV series is still one of my all time favourites.
So it means a lot to me that Claudio had this to say:
It's always very inspiring to hear from people who have the courage to undertake such massive expeditions relying exclusively on their own strength.
It's also very impressive to see how you are broadcasting your reports on your own over cyberspace. Congratulations! I wish you good health and lots of luck.
Claudio von Planta
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