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A Pack Rafting Adventure on the Mekong River

A Pack Rafting Adventure on the Mekong River

While I was in Luang Namtha, Laos I had the pleasure of meeting a fellow Kiwi called Stuart Biggs. Stu and I discovered we were both fans of the adventurer Alastair Humphreys. Stu was so impressed he had taken a leaf out of Alastair’s book and decided to go on a pack rafting adventure. What I loved about Stu was the simplicity of his decision making.  As far as I could tell his decision making process had gone like this. Stu liked...

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Tajikistan Part 1 – Magnificient Mountains, Vodka Based Team Building, Friendly Russians and a Dodgy Border Crossing

Tajikistan Part 1 – Magnificient Mountains, Vodka Based Team Building, Friendly Russians and a Dodgy Border Crossing

I departed Tashkent around 7am hoping to get to the border at Buston early. I’d decided to aim for Iskander Kul which was a couple of hours north of Dushanbe. As long as I passed through the border in a timely fashion I reckoned I could make it before dark. I got to the border and there was only 1 car in front of me. I thought sweet, this will be straight forward. Two hours later I was still waiting as the Uzbek border guards decided...

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The Great Game Expedition Begins

The Great Game Expedition Begins

After 20 months of planning and preparing the trip the time has arrived to begin. The final weeks were hectic and stressful just getting to the start line. But I got there with a load of help from my support team, advisers, helpers and friends. It was truly a team effort to get me on my way. And I just like to say a big thanks to everybody involved. I couldn’t have done this without you all. We departed from RGS last Saturday with my...

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Landcruisers Are Built For Off Roading!!

Landcruisers Are Built For Off Roading!!

Last week it was time to step up the vehicle preparation. More camping and the big test, an off-road training session. Nathan, Boris and myself headed to the British coast in Sussex near Arundel to meet up with off-roading legend John Morgan (www.4x4driving.co.uk) for a day on his off-road course along with some winch and hi-jack training. The session was designed to test Boris’ capabilities and for me to get some experience using...

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