Bruno und seine Schwester Margit

Experiences

 

Bruno Baumann

Born in Leibnitz (Austria), currently living in Munich.

After graduating from high school he studied history and ethnology at the universities of Graz and Munich. Since 1985 Bruno Baumann has been living in Munich.

On the left side you can see Bruno Baumann preparing himself for his first expedition! Next to him his sister Margit.

 

1978

 

Turkey

Ascent of Mt. Ararat. Journey across East Anatolia.

 

1979

 

East Africa

Travelling through Kenya. Scaled main peaks of Mt. Kenya (17,000 ft.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australia

Ski instructor in New South Wales

 

 

 

 

New Guinea

Exploration of the Baliem gorge in the Irian Jaya highlands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1980

 

USA

Mountain climbing in the Rocky Mountains

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polynesia

Journey to Tahiti, Moorea and Noumea

 

 

 

New Zealand

Skied Mt. Ngauruhoe, ascent of Mt. Egmont on the north island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Guinea

Scaled the Ngga Pulu (15,951 ft.) and the Puncak Sumantri (15,780 ft.) in the Carstensz mountain range

 

1981

 

Alaska

Mt. McKinley (20,315 ft.), the coldest mountain on Earth

 

 

 

Indonesia

Journey to Bali and Java

 

 

 

1982

 

Norway

Jostedalsbreen, crossed the longest glacier in Europe on x-country skis

 

New Zealand

Ski-mountaineering in the highest mountains of the Southern Alps

 

 

 

 

Australia

Journey to Ayers Rock and Olgas

 

 

 

 

New Guinea

Canoeing down the Sepik river

 

1983

 

Indonesia

Java, Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa and Komodo, the ‘dragon island’

 

 

 

1984

 

Norway

Mountain climbing in Jotunheimen

 

1985

 

New Guinea

Trekked to the upper course of the Baliem river

 

Morocco

High Atlas Mountain Range

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tibet

Journey across East Tibet (Kham)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

China

Journey through the East. Trans-Siberian Railroad from Beijing to Moscow

 

1986

 

Tibet

Journey through Northeast Tibet (Amdo). Travelled from Lhasa to Kathmandu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Borneo

Trans-Borneo Expedition. White-water rafting down the Kapuas, the island’s longest river in XR-trekking boats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

China

Journey along the Silk Road and through Inner Mongolia. Trans-Siberian Railroad

 

 

 

 

1987

 

Tibet

Journey from Kathmandu to Lhasa. Lhasa-Kailash-Sinkiang transversale.

 

China

Ascent of the Mustagh Ata (24,757 ft.).

Travelled along the Silk Road from Kashgar to Xian. Trans-Siberian Railroad from Beijing to Moscow

 

1988

 

Norway

Mountain climbing in Jotunheimen, Lofoten

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1989

 

Tibet

Mountain-biking through Northeast Tibet to Amnye Machen, holy mountain of the Golog nomads.
Attempted first ascent in winter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russia

Trans-Siberian Railroad from Moscow to Beijing via Ulan Bator

 

Malaysia

Ascent of Mt. Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Southeast Asia (Borneo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

China

Crossed the Taklamakan desert - the first expedition to follow the trails of Sven Hedin and Aurel Stein. Rediscovered ruins of the over 1000-year-old town of Karadong in the desert sands.
German television (ZDF) Terra-X Expedition across the Desert of Death. Journey along the Silk Road

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1990

 

Uganda

Ruwenzori, to the Mountains of the Moon in the heart of Africa on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of their discovery by Henry Morton Stanley. Ascent of Alexandra Peak

 

Austria

Styria Direttissima

 

 

 

 

 

Tibet

Circled holy mountain of Amnye Machen in Northeast Tibet. Ascent of a 18,700-ft peak in the massif

 

1991

 

Tibet

Journey across Northeast Tibet (Amdo) in winter

 

Kenya

Ascent of Mt. Kenya

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tibet

Trekking to the sources of the Machu (Yellow River) in Amdo

 

 

 

 

1992

 

Uganda

Climb of Ruwenzori (Margherita Peak)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tibet

Mountain-biking from Lhasa to Kathmandu. Expedition to Cho Oyu (26,909 ft.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nepal

Journey to the Kingdom of Mustang. First ascent of an unnamed 19,000-footer in Mustang Himal.
Trekking to the source of the Kali Gandaki

 

China

Guided a tour across the Taklamakan desert

 

 

 

 

1993

 

Chad

Expedition into the hidden heart of the Sahara. First ascents in the Tibesti mountain range. Desert odyssey across Sudan and Egypt

 

India

Journey to Ladakh

 

 

 

 

Tibet

Trekked to the headwaters of the Machu (Yellow River). Ascent of the Yalandaze (16,400 ft.).
Journey across Amdo and Kham

 

Nepal

Trekking through the Kingdom of Mustang in winter

 

1994

 

Tibet

Trekked from West Nepal to Mt. Kailash

 

China

Crossed the Gobi Desert with camel caravan

 

New Guinea

Trekking in the Yali region

 

Cambodia

Journey to Angkor Wat

 

1995

 

Tibet

Trekked from West Nepal to Mt. Kailash

 

China

Crossed the Gobi Desert with camel caravan

Travelled along the Silk Road in winter

 

1996

 

China

Attempted solo crossing of the Gobi desert

 

Pakistan

Journey along the Karakorum Highway

 

Tibet

Trekking to Mt. Kailash and Western Tibet via Lima valley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uzbekistan

Journey to Samarkand, Buchara and Chiva

 

1997

 

Tibet

Crossed the Trans-Himalayas. Ascent of Mt. Targo (20,341 ft.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indonesia

Journey to Bali

 

China

Gobi Desert. Manager seminar

 

1998

 

Argentina

Patagonia, attempted crossing of the continental glacier

 

 

 

 

Tibet

Trekking from West Nepal to Mt. Kailash

 

Nepal

Winter trekking into the Saipal region

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burma

Travelled to Lake Inlay, Pagan and Mandalay

 

1999

 

Tibet

Trekking from West Nepal to Mt. Kailash. Trekked to the source of the Indus River

 

China

Journey along the Silk Road

 

Uzbekistan

German Television (ZDF) Film Series "Die Seidenstraße" (The Silk Road)

 

Kyrgyzstan

German Television (ZDF) Film Series "Die Seidenstraße" (The Silk Road)

 

Pakistan

Karakorum Highway and Hunza

 

Cambodia

Journey to Angkor

 

2000

 

China

Caravan of No Return. Crossed the Taklamakan desert in the footsteps of Sven Hedin

 

Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek and Osh

 

China

Gobi Desert. Manager seminar

 

Laos

Journey to the Plain of Jars und along the Mekong river

 

2001

 

Tibet

Trekking from West Nepal to Mt. Kailash. Trekking to the sources of the Brahmaputra, Sutlej and Karnali rivers

 

India

Photo documentary of “Living Tibetan Buddhism” for the Tibet House in Delhi.

 

2002

 

Burma

Trekking in the Shan highlands.

 

Indonesia

Journey to East Java

 

 

2003

 

Bhutan

Trek to the Chomolhari Basecamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tibet

Trekking from West Nepal to Mt. Kailash via the Limi Valley

 

China

Gobi desert. First ever unsupported solo crossing of the Gobi desert

 

2004

 

Tibet

First ever rafting of the Sutley Canyon. Discovering relics of the ancient kingdom Shang Shung

 

 

 

 

China

Gobi desert in winter
Film shooting for the Channel 4 / National Geographic Film Series “Going into Extremes” with Nick Middleton

 

2005

 

Tibet

Journey to Mt. Kailash and to the source of the Indus river
Canoeing through the Sutley canyon und explorations of ancient Shang Shung sites in the Garuda valley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filming for German TV (ZDF) "In Search for Shangri-La

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caribbean Islands

Sea Cruise from Florida to the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Virgin Islands, Antigua, St.Barth and St.Martin

Brazil

A photographic journey

 

2006

 

Tibet

Trekking from West Nepal to Mt.Kailash

China

Crossing the Takla Makan desert in search for Dandan-oilik, a kind of "Desert Pompeji"

India

On Buddha´s Footsteps. Journey to the historical sites of that Indian prince who became the Buddha.

Travelling through Rajasthan

 

2007

 

Thailand

Visiting the Buddhist nunnery Sathira Dhammasathan

 

Burma

Journey to Buddhist pilgrim sites

 

China

Journey to Buddhist´s sacred mountains

Journey to Buddhist´s sacred mountainsn
Journey to Buddhist´s sacred mountainsn

 

Tibet

Trekking to Mt.Kailash and journey into the Garuda valley

Trekking to Mt.Kailash and journey into the Garuda valley
Trekking to Mt.Kailash and journey into the Garuda valley

 

Transhimalaya

 

 

 

 

China

Travelling along the Silk Road

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2008

 

Sri Lanka

Journey along the tracks of Buddhism

On Buddha´s Footsteps

Journey through Thailand, Laos, Cambodia und Vietnam

China

Journey through China´s East

2009

 

Silk Road

Journey through Turkey, Iran und Uzbekistan

India

Film shooting trip with Austrian Television (ORF) to the Garwhal Himal

 

 

 

 

Laos

Journey along the Mekong

 

 

 

 

 

Tibet

Tibet-Taklamakan transversale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010

 

China

Tien Shan mountains. Trekking to Mt.Tomur Basecamp

 

 

 

 

 

Tibet

Journey to Mt.Kailash and into the Garuda valley

 

 

 

2011

 

Libya

Journey into the Sahara

 

 

 

 

Nepal

Trekking to Lapchi

 

 

 

 

2012

 

Nepal

Trekking in western Nepal and exploration of Mt.Saipal south face

 

 

2014

 

Nepal


Mustang - Trekking to Lo Manthang and into the Damodar Himal

 

 

2015

 

Tibet

TV documentary about the Brahmaputra (Yarlung Tsangpo) river

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gobi

Trekking in the Bardain Jaran Shamo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Takla Makan

Transversale from Mazar-tagh to Tonggusbasti