Phase I – Thorthormi Glacier (August/September 2022)
We biked 9 hours each day for 7 days to get to Thorthormi glacial lake in Lunana. In 2008, the water level of the glacial lake had to be reduced by 5 meters to avoid glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF), a phenomenon common in the Himalayas posing grave danger to lives and livelihood.
The melt water was collected inside a discarded plastic bottle where the bottle stands for plastic pollution and the water represents the disappearing glaciers. As a whole, the bottle is symbolic for “Climate Action”.
Phase II – Ride Across Bhutan (1st – 30th Oct 2022)
Districts: Chhukha, Haa, Paro, Thimphu, Wangdue, Gasa, Punakha, Trongsa, Zhemgang, Bumthang, Monggar, Lhuntse, Trashigang, Trashi Yangtse, Pema Gatshel
Jamyang biked across the kingdom, carrying the bottle with glacial melt water, stopping in schools and colleges along the way to create awareness on the climate crisis and inspire action. A film crew followed him in an electric support vehicle and filmed the journey into a documentary series. The series is currently playing on the Shangreela OTT platform.