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Expedition Update: The Ice Cometh and Porter Power

  Chandra River Valley   To fuel and propel our team we’ve had to enlist another team. Seven Nepali porters await us in this valley of the Chandra River. They wait in flip flops looking gentle but being tough beyond … Continue reading

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Expedition Update: Faces of the Mountains – A Team Convenes

Manali Assembling a team that is about to enter into the mountains for a prolonged period of time is part art, part availability, part luck…and perhaps some providence. We have known our team’s names and that they have worked together … Continue reading

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Expedition ‘The Route of Wind and Wool’ – Getting There

A trader once said that there was no point thinking too much about how one would spend his money when he was only half way to his destination to trade. Too much could happen, the fates could decide an alternative … Continue reading

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Expedition Preparation in Hong Kong – The Route of Wind and Wool

With Hong Kong’s torrents coming down and heat coming off of every surface, it seems strange to be packing down jackets, crampons, gloves, and kit for the mountains (though tea will not seem a strange addition to any). With the … Continue reading

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Expedition Update: Jalamteas sponsors ‘The Route of Wind of Wool’ with green fuel

Not coming as a shock to many, our expedition has gained some fuel of the ancient green variety from my own co-founded ‘Jalamteas‘. Michael and I will sip of the tea trees of southern Yunnan with a variety of leaves … Continue reading

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Expedition Update: ‘kora’ 100% Yak Wool Performance Baselayers joins as sponsor

Our expedition of ‘Wind and Wool’ will proudly and happily be encased in the Himalayas’ own yak wool on this journey thanks to kora. Under my North Face shells, and fleeces a snug himalayan sourced yak wool baselayer will be … Continue reading

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Expedition Update: The Where’s and What’s of the ‘Route of Wind and Wool’

Our intended route – a faint path at best that disappears entirely in the snows and sands at times – will average 4,000 metres + and will trace one of the most vital trade routes of Himalayas and Central Asia. … Continue reading

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Expedition Update – Award Winning ‘Kensington Tours’ generously sponsors our ‘The Route of Wind and Wool’

Our expedition has been enhanced with Kensington Tours’ enormous support of ‘The Route of Wind and Wool’. I’m now a contented ‘Explorer in Residence’ with Kensington to join a stellar bunch of fellow explorers, wanderers, and lovers of ‘engaging’. A … Continue reading

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Expedition Team – An Introduction

Nothing – no journey, no endeavour can happen without a team and somewhat of a shared vision. Journeys through the mountains require friendship, often brutal directness, and beyond all else a respect for all of the beings that share in … Continue reading

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