I’ve been back in the UK almost two weeks now and it’s funny how much we take for granted at home, yet when we travel we have to adapt and make compromises to be comfortable. Here are my top ten things that I’m really appreciating at the moment and why.
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With Independence Day celebrations been and gone, I reflect on how they compared to my expectations.
I recently caught up with Adventure Uncovered to share a few stories of my travels so far. Have a read to find out what I've been up to.
The Zanskar valley is isolated for much of the year. But that's part of the beauty of the place!
Following a day off, we embark on what turned out to be a somewhat harder trek than I'd anticipated.
As I tackle the Lamayuru to Darsha trek a month before the season begins, we encounter some tricky winter conditions. Read more about how we got on.
The walk from Leh to Lamayuru was relatively short with some fantastic encounters and scenery. Here's what Namgyal and I got up to.
Given the demand for more pictures, here are a selection from the Nubra valley and up and over the Khardung-La pass and down to Leh. Enjoy!
I know I'll be in the middle of no where right now, but where exactly have I got to?
Why would someone go vintage on an expedition like this? Read more to find out why I did!
The starting point of my journey, but why have I decided to start quite so far north?
An unfortunate encounter with the military, but it turns out ok in the end.
Well, I've made it. But as always the last 24 hours was a little hectic to say the least!
Access to water shouldn't be too hard given I'll be travelling through one of the most populated countries in the world, but access to clean water will be. Read about how I'm going to overcome this problem.
I went to see Viceroy's House, the story of the Partition and the handing back of power to India. Here are some of my initial thoughts on the film and my ambition as I travel.
Planning an expedition of this scale is exciting, terrifying and yet also has its frustrations. I left my job just before Christmas with the ambition of spending two months planning the expedition. But as we know, things don't always go to plan.
One of the worries of an expedition is the medical side of things. What happens if I get injured or sick? Who can I rely on to ensure my safety? It’s one of those things that you have very little control over, yet if the worst were to happen, you want to ensure you did everything in your power to ensure good health.
I joined a First Aid course to give myself the confidence, in preparation for my next expedition.
India fascinates me; its vibrancy, history, diversity and a cultural heritage entwined with Britain for over 400 years.
Find out more about the background, the route and my purpose for undertaking this journey.