Dear friends, readers and casual passers-by,
I am delighted to be able to announce the launch of my new expedition (and undoubtedly the hardest thing I'll have ever attempted!) - Walking Home From Mongolia
The new website is http://walkinghomefrommongolia.com
Setting off in November, it will be an epic 2,500 mile journey from Mongolia to Hong Kong by foot and portable kayak (packraft), and is being supported by National Geographic who will broadcast a TV show of the journey. I will travel in winter, from the wastelands of the Gobi Desert to the glittering skyline of Hong Kong, via the Great Wall of China, the Yellow River, the ancient city of Xi An and the limestone peaks of Gulin.
I will be collaborating with good friend and acclaimed explorer Rob Lilwall. Rob is best known for his 30,000 mile Cycling Home From Siberia expedition, which took him from north-east Russia back to London via such wild corners of the world as Papua New Guinea, Tibet, and Afghanistan. This resulted in a TV series with National Geographic, as well as a fantastic book about the journey.
Another great aspect of the journey is that we will be raising money for the children at risk charity Viva. To read about their work and how you can donate to the cause, visit our Virgin Giving Page.
We are still seeking financial and kit sponsorship, so if you are interested in being involved, please contact us via the details below to receive a sponsorship package and organise a meeting with either Rob or myself.
I hope you will enjoy following us as we prepare and undertake this adventure, so do check in to our website and read our blog. You can also keep up with us via the social media links below. And fear not, I will be updating this site will all the relevant info as well. The timing of this expedition means that the editing of my cycling footage from 'The Cycling Reporter,' as well as the writing of the book will be placed on hold for it's duration, but rest assured I'll be coming back to complete them both once I return from Hong Kong.
And finally, please do forward this on to any friends or contacts who you think would be interested, we're keen to share it with as many people as possible!
We have a long, hard journey ahead of us, but we’re incredibly excited about it, so please keep in touch and let us know your thoughts!
Many thanks for your continued support everyone!
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