Adventures Beyond Barriers Foundation (ABBF)is a non-profit based in Pune, India. ABBF promotes inclusion through adaptive adventure and outdoor sports for persons with and without disabilities.
Founded by Divyanshu Ganatra, an inclusion activist, ardent adventure enthusiast, and India’s first blind solo pilot, ABBF aims to provide more visibility for people with disabilities by promoting an environment of openness, sensitivity, and empathy. ABBF works with cross-disabilities and currently participates in marathons, tandem cycling, scuba diving, paragliding, and mountaineering events.
In 2016 ABBF began its flagship event: an annual inclusive tandem cycling expedition called M2K: Manali to Khardung La, the first and only one of its kind in India. Tandem teams will ride to the top of the highest motorable road in the world. This year’s rides will occur August-September 2019.
The 2018 event was captured in a short film titled ‘Beyond Khardung La’ which won the Viewer’s Choice Award at the IMF Mountain Festival. The film also made it to the list of one of the world’s Best Bike movies, nominated by the 17th annual Filmed by Bike Festival.