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Kashgar: A Bazaar Place – 6th Jan

We made it to Kashgar! On 29 December we arrived at our Grail – what kept us motivated through the wind, snow and trials of our final days in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. A real city, with some Western comforts and … Continue reading

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Last Push – 30th Dec

It is already difficult to remember the details of our last section through the Pamirs. I think I’ve forgotten the tough times and what is left is a fantastical world of snowflakes, tinsel and Christmas merriment. Far from the truth! … Continue reading

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Reaching the Plateau: Illness, snow and wolves – 22nd Dec

The next section of our Pamir attempt took us from the banks of the Panj River up to the Pamir plateau at 3600m, a base altitude we remained at until we left Tajikistan two weeks later. I had successfully replaced … Continue reading

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Into Afghanistan – 16th Dec

The midday sun beat down on the little iron bridge leading to an unknown land. A heat haze shimmered, masking the soldiers opposite. Below, ice floated down the river. Above, snow capped mountains flanked the border on both sides. The … Continue reading

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The Tricky Stuff Begins: to Khorog, 6th Dec

Before setting off on our month-long expedition across the Pamirs we spent a few days in Dushanbe to restock supplies and plan our route, staying with a French cycling legend called Veronique. Her home became our refuge in which to … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Pamirs – 24th Nov

We are finally through and beyond the Kyzyl Kum desert. If it’s felt like you’ve been reading about our desert crossings for a while, I can safely say that cycling them will have felt longer. 1600km ended up being about … Continue reading

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Out of Uzbekistan – 21st Nov

  Having spent a very enjoyable couple of days in Bukhara, we were back on our bikes at sunrise again on 15 November for our third and final Uzbek leg: out of Uzbekistan and into Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan. … Continue reading

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