The Ganges: This Man Has Been Silent for 7 Years

Silent Baba is a sadhu, or holy man, who hasn't spoken for 7 years—his chosen form of reverence to the sacred Ganges River. He lives in a humble stone ashram at 14,200 feet in the Himalayan mountains.

In the fall of 2013, photographer and videographer Pete McBride, along with professional climbers Jake Norton and Dave Morton, followed the Ganges River from snow to sea, a distance of some 1,500 miles. They captured these moments on video during a 45-day journey by foot, boat, bike, aircraft, rickshaw, bus, train, and even elephant.

Click to learn more about Silent Baba and the journey down the Ganges.

PRODUCER AND VIDEOGRAPHER: Pete McBride
ADDITIONAL VIDEOGRAPHY: Jake Norton and Dave Morton