28/11/2018

15 day trekking expedition in the valleys of the Yagnob



Trekker hikes up the Tabaspin Valley with Peak Samarkand in the background

In the summer of 2019 I will team up with the Dutch trekking company Bergwandelen.com for an exciting 15 day trekking expedition in the valleys of the Yagnob. The route crosses two glaciated passes of around 4000 metres, several remote Yagnobi villages and many, many rivers. It's a perfect mix of experiencing true wilderness and the warm hospitality of the Yagnobi people. Join me on this unique adventure. See here for dates, prices and a detailed trip description. 

10/08/2018

Trekking in Tajikistan is now available




I'm proud to announce that the very first printed edition of the guidebook Trekking in Tajikistan is now available. This project has come full circle after 9 years of making the decision to dedicate my time to promote trekking in the mountains of Tajikistan. I teamed up with Christine Oriol, who is one of the trainers and co-founders of Women Rockin' Pamirs, to turn the earlier published PDF into a real comprehensive trekking guide. It will be published by renowned UK publisher Cicerone Press, known for their outdoor guides and particularly walking guides. The cooperation has been great and I'm very happy to show this labour of love to the world. Book orders can be made via Cicerone Press among many other web shops and quality book stores. Cicerone ships worldwide for a very reasonable price. The self-published PDF Trekking in Tajikistan is not available anymore.

25/05/2018

Women Rockin' Pamirs launch new website



Women Rockin' Pamirs is a great initiative that aims to train Pamiri women to become a trekking guide in their home mountains, the Tajik Pamirs. This month they have launched a new website full of information about the project. They have also started advertising two exciting new trekking expeditions, guided exclusively by female Pamiri guides who have completed their training. Some of them have already worked on high profile adventures, such as guiding National Geographic explorer Paul Salopek on his Tajikistan stretch of the Out of Eden walk.