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Good Things Come To Those Who Wait…

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The last few months have been pretty quite around here as we waited around for our Residency Visas to be granted but now, we are happy to say, the wait is finally over. On the 7th of November we were granted the Permanent Residency we have been chasing for the last 12 months. (more…)

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Article – The Lost City of Kadykchan, Russia’s Far North East

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Where Little Boys Fear to Tread

 

We are very pleased to announce that our second published article is now up on the Expedition Portal for viewing and can be found here:

ExPo – The Lost City of Kadykchan

 


Article – The Lost Fishing Fleet of the Aral Sea

Aral Sea, Uzbekistan

Aral Sea, Uzbekistan

 

We are very pleased to announce that our very first published article (other than interviews) is now up on the Expedition Portal for viewing and can be found here:

ExPo – The Lost Fishing Fleet of the Aral Sea

The article was written in whole by us using several of my photos to tell the story.

 


Siberia Part II – The Lena Barge, Mirny and the Vilyuysk Trackt to Yakutsk

How we travelled 1000km by freight barge up the Lena River, visited one of the worlds largest and most isolated diamond mines, had the fright of our lives and traversed the Vilyuysk Trackt to reach the coldest city on earth.

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The sun setting as we head out of Lensk

While retreating back to Severobaikalsk from the Vitim Bridge, we noticed a knocking noise and an unsettling aroma of exhaust fumes in the cab. Moments later the exhaust noise ramped up and we pulled over immediately. Upon closer inspection Griff discovered the exhaust had sheared off at the manifold and needed urgent attention. Typically we had a stainless steel system installed so not only did we need to find a welder, we needed someone who could weld stainless and more importantly had the gear to do it. (more…)


Simpson Desert Trip, Australia – In Progress

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Today I am meeting up with a man who I have never met. I will be taking his Land Rover and driving it nearly 3000km across five of Australia’s seven states from Melbourne, across the Simpson Desert to Alice Springs for him. Sounds odd doesn’t it?

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Sirocco Overland 2013 Trip In Motion Picture

We have been working on this little project for sometime now. Compiling all our time-lapsed footage from the GoPro, video from Lisa’s camera and also the DSLR. We have put together the best bits that represent the 10 month trip we undertook last year. There was a big learning curve with the GoPro, a lot of the time-lapse stuff we tried didn’t really work, some were better than others and often when times got tough we simply didn’t film (like the time we tipped the truck into a snowdrift at night in Finland and had to winch ourselves out of 5 feet of snow).

It is a short little ensemble and we hope you enjoy it.

Don’t forget to watch it in HD and full screen. Let us know what you think below.


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Photo of the Week: Camping 4000m up in the Pamirs – June 2013

4000m up in the Pamir Mountains

4000m up in the Pamir Mountains

What was to be the last night camping with Adam Lewis in Tajikistan, in a narrow valley near Rang Kul, approximately 50km from the Chinese border sheltering from the wind behind a rocky outcrop. Crystal clear sky gave way to a star filled night hundreds of kilometres from any source of light pollution. A top place to camp and take photos of the night sky.

If you want to know where in the world this is, click here: 38°26’10.0″N 74°10’52.6″E


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Photo of the Week: Brechfa Forest – Wales

James guides the 90 down a muddy descent

James guides the 90 down a muddy descent

Some of my favourite green lanes in Wales are down in Brechfa Forest and around that area. Generally heavily forested, muddy, challenging, tight and sometimes impassable. Not many people know these are here either, so your often alone in the ancient woodland which all adds to the ‘out there’ experience.

I shot this as James helps guide Alex’s 90 down a muddy slope at the end of one lane. Alex was running a rather large waterproof box in front of his roof tent. After this trip he quickly remedied that!


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Photo of the Week: Highland Cattle – Lake District, England 2012

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Highland Cattle – Lake District, England

 

We had just driven a tight technical climb with washed out gullies deep in the Lake District when we came across this sedate beast just over the crest. It must have been as funny for him as it was us. Six Land Rovers stopping and taking photos for five minutes then driving off again. ‘The Lakes’ offers superb views and vistas for photographers, usually with foreboding skies which can help with subjects like this.

A great place to visit for a long weekend greenlaning, just don’t go in the summer holidays, the place gets packed out.


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February 2014 Desktop Calendar


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