Hi Everybody,

I’m looking for adventurous team members, to join overland 4×4 trip to China and back. Travelling from London to Turkey we will join the Silk Road and head east to China though the “Stans” north of Afghanistan. The plan is then to head south via Tibet/Nepal to India and head back west via Pakistan and Iran, and finally Europe to London.

Mixing an overland adventure with an historical perspective, one of the goals of the trip is to retrace the steps of the players involved in The Great Game or Tournament of Shadows during the 19th Century.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Game

Another aim of the trip is to make an adventure film of the journey. The focus will be on The Great Game and many of the significant historical locations in Central Asia. There will be excitement of meeting different cultures and the challenges navigating across many different countries. Will we be able to visit all the countries and locations? Iran? Pakistan? Afghanistan? We’ll be up against the clock with visa’s and borders galore. All the while learning about the local history and how it effects the area today.

Planned depart date is during the second quarter of 2013.

You can find out more about my plans on my website: www.bigoadventures.com Please get in touch if you would like to get involved in the trip, it’s planning or to just provide support.

Anybody fancy going for a drive?

Requirements

    • A desire for a 4×4 overland adventure with a difference
    • Prepared to learn about and tell the story of The Great Game.
    • An interest in the historical aspects of the area, as well a passion for meeting the local people and the cultures.
    • Volunteering during the journey is a potential option.
    • A willingness to try almost any outdoor adventure activity that crosses our path.
    • Ideally able to spare between 3 – 6 months.
    • Filming, editing, photography and website skills to help capture and tell the story would be a bonus, but not necessary if you are prepared to learn.
    • Driving License.

5 Responses to “Looking for Adventure? – Team Mates Required for The Great Game Overland 4×4 Adventure 2013”

  1. Sounds amazing! If you’re still looking I could be keen!

    • Hi Tom,

      Thanks for your interest. Great to hear you are interested in the project. I would love to talk to you about the trip. When are you back in London?

      Jon

  2. Hi Jon,

    Back on the 17th until the 16th April, may be in Iraq the 24th to 1st but otherwise around!

    Tom

  3. Simon Lambert says:

    Sounds like an amazing idea! I’m definitely interested, what commitments would you need etc?

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