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Suresh Joseph (b 14 May 1958) from Tamil Nadu set out in a Ford Endeavour to create a new record for a trans-Himalayan solo trip, which he accomplished in 18 days 13 hr 15 min. Starting from Jammu & Kashmir on 21 August 2015, he reached Tezu, Arunachal Pradesh on 8 September 2015. He covered 5,845 km across nine Indian States, Nepal and Bhutan, and touched altitudes up to 2554.2 m (8,380 ft).