SWR Special – ‘Bikepacking the Himalaya’

14 days – 656km – 7 x 4900m+ passes – endless river crossings – snow – sleet – ice – heat exhaustion – diarrhea – solo – on a bicycle… Prologue…

Chapter 34 – The Western BAM

[NB: Distance and time trips not updated this chapter] With so much going on everyday my diary notes are a little ‘thin’ for the period I spent in Siberia and…

Chapter 33 – Altai Adventure

It was a slow, snowy, slushy, muddy descent from the pass and I was conscious of the pain in my back after picking my bike up off the ground at…

Chapter 32 – ‘The Roof of the World’

Tajikistan Along with the change of country came a change of weather and as I followed the straight, smooth ribbon of tarmac along the wide valley so there was a…

Chapter 31 – Silk Roads to Siberia

England – Uzbekistan The long cold winter stretched all the way to Istanbul. The snowline throughout the Alps was still as low as 600m ski resorts normally looking sad and…

Chapter 30 – 2012: A Year in Transition

Indian Summer   “Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to Delhi International Airport where the time is 0320 and the outside air temperature 36°C (97°F)” …WTF!!! I was on my…

Chapter 29 – Welcome to the Jungle…

…”we got fun ‘n’ games”. The bugs ate me alive, I broke my speedometer, tent, laptop, sleeping pad and got stuck in Brazilian customs. Oh…and then there were the snakes…Fun…

Chapter 28 – The Altiplano

Trip distance and Time trip correct at La Paz, Bolivia on 28/11/11 More photos in the galleries Bolivia 2011 – Chile 2011 – Argentina 2011 The motorcyclists amongst you may…

Chapter 27 – “Here comes the sun…do do do do…”

Trip distance and Time trip correct at Peru/Bolivia border 11/08/11 More photos in the Peru 2011 gallery The motorcyclists amongst you may also like the ‘Trails of South America…a photo journal’…

Chapter 26 – “Rain drops keep falling on my head…”

Trip distance and Time trip correct at Ecuador/Peru border 16/06/11 More photos in the Ecuador gallery I was a little nervous as I rolled down the hill to the border,…

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