Globetrotter in a Wheelchair: Andreas Pröve

 
 
Photo: Andreas Pröve with tarantulas on his head
Animalistic encounters

"Deep-fried tarantulas are a popular snack in Cambodia. However, I prefered them alive."
Photo: Andreas Pröve with tarantulas on his head
Animalistic encounters

"Deep-fried tarantulas are a popular snack in Cambodia. However, I prefered them alive."
Photo: Andreas Pröve with a sunrise in the back
The early bird catches the worm

"One has the most pleasant temperatures for biking early in the morning before sunrise."
Photo: Andreas Pröve with a sunrise in the back
The early bird catches the worm

"One has the most pleasant temperatures for biking early in the morning before sunrise."
Photo: Andreas Pröve crosses a wooden bridge
Crossing some bridges

"In the Mekong delta in Vietnam I had to cross an immense number of bridges."
Photo: Andreas Pröve crosses a wooden bridge
Crossing some bridges

"In the Mekong delta in Vietnam I had to cross an immense number of bridges."
Photo: Andreas Pröve with a camera on a small boat
Wheelchair on board

"Here I was on the hunt for the last river dolphins in Laos."
Photo: Andreas Pröve with a camera on a small boat
Wheelchair on board

"Here I was on the hunt for the last river dolphins in Laos."
Photo: Tent and wheelchair in the snow
Snowfall

"One day before reaching our destination, a treacherous weather in the Tibetan highland made life difficult for us."
Photo: Tent and wheelchair in the snow
Snowfall

"One day before reaching our destination, a treacherous weather in the Tibetan highland made life difficult for us."
Photo: Andreas Pröve shows photos to the carriers
Looking at photos in the breaks

"My Tibetan carrieres are fascinated by the pictures of the Mekong."
Photo: Andreas Pröve shows photos to the carriers
Looking at photos in the breaks

"My Tibetan carrieres are fascinated by the pictures of the Mekong."
Photo: Andreas Pröve with his carriers
Stopover

"We make a break in the drenching rain at zero degrees."
Photo: Andreas Pröve with his carriers
Stopover

"We make a break in the drenching rain at zero degrees."
Photo: Andreas Pröve and his carriers
Strong helpers

"At 4600 metres height even my professional carriers run out of breath."
Photo: Andreas Pröve and his carriers
Strong helpers

"At 4600 metres height even my professional carriers run out of breath."
Photo: Andreas Pröve at the riverside of the Mekong
Heavily loaded

"With thirty kilos of luggage my self-built hand bike is still not overloaded and has optimum driving qualities. His brown colouring is typical for the Mekong."
Photo: Andreas Pröve at the riverside of the Mekong
Heavily loaded

"With thirty kilos of luggage my self-built hand bike is still not overloaded and has optimum driving qualities. His brown colouring is typical for the Mekong."
Photo: Andreas Pröve being in tow
Animalistic support

"To save the strengths of my carriers I have rebuild my wheelchair to a sulky and have harnessed a horse."
Photo: Andreas Pröve being in tow
Animalistic support

"To save the strengths of my carriers I have rebuild my wheelchair to a sulky and have harnessed a horse."
Photo: Andreas Pröve cheers at the head of Mekong
At the head of Mekong

"After 5700 kilometres I am the first wheelchair driver who stands at the head of the Mekong."
Photo: Andreas Pröve cheers at the head of Mekong
At the head of Mekong

"After 5700 kilometres I am the first wheelchair driver who stands at the head of the Mekong."
Photo: Andreas Pröve and Nagender Chhikara
On the road with friends

"With my friend and photographer Nagender from India at the head of the Mekong."
Photo: Andreas Pröve and Nagender Chhikara
On the road with friends

"With my friend and photographer Nagender from India at the head of the Mekong."
Photo: Andreas Pröve in China
On the streets of China

"My self-build hand bike proves itself very well in the winding city traffic of Kunming."
Photo: Andreas Pröve in China
On the streets of China

"My self-build hand bike proves itself very well in the winding city traffic of Kunming."