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Nat Geo US partners with Beau Willimon on new docu
MUMBAI: One man. One dream. One step at a time! The legacy of adventure continues in US infotainment broadcaster National Geographic Channel’s (NGC) new special, ‘The 3,000’, as former British paratrooper Karl Bushby attempts to walk from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. as part of a larger attempt to accomplish a record-setting feat.
Executive produced by Westward Productions founders Beau Willimon (writer and producer of Netflix’s series ‘House of Cards’) and Jordan Tappis (director, producer and founder of Record Collection Music), ‘The 3,000’ will trek along with Bushby on his cross-country journey as he hits roadblocks, both real and mental, armed with nothing but a pack of supplies, three cameras and a small trolley he calls The Beast. The result is a remarkable story of dedication, perseverance and heart-warming kindness from the strangers he meets along the way.
The walk to Washington, however, is only one chapter in Bushby’s journey. Fifteen years ago, he set out on a challenge to complete the longest continuous walk in human history. Planning to return to his home in Britain on foot, he left the southern tip of South America and walked up through North America and across the Bering Strait, becoming the first person in recorded history to walk from Alaska to Russia.
After trekking 2,000 miles into Siberia, the Russian government placed a five-year visa ban on Bushby, forcing him out of the country and putting his dreams on hold. Now, one year later, this modern-day adventurer is walking from the Venice Pier in Los Angeles to the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C. with his visa application in hand, in hopes of overturning the ban and continuing what he started in 1998.
Viewers can track Bushby’s progress through real-time GPS tracking on his website, and via Twitter and Instagram.