STTW

STEPPES TO THE WEST

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STEPPES TO THE WEST: DREAMS OF AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY


The greatest things happen over a glass of wine…or two. Like a dream haphazardly shared among traveling friends during a casual social encounter one late evening in the suburbs of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

“Imagine walking a camel caravan from Mongolia all the way to Europe” expressed Mongolian female adventurer Baigalmaa Norjmaa.

Present, and paying close attention, was world walker Karl Bushby who had been on the road more than 15 years and was headed West. The vision took route. A flurry of questions followed, a torrent of rebuttals came under the crushing weight of the reality and enormity of the challenge…and there it was, the definition of adventure, ‘Steppes To The West’ was born.

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DREAMS TO PLANS

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WHAT IS STEPPES TO THE WEST?

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An epic attempt by an International team to journey over 12,000 kilometres with ten camels from the heart of Mongolia through Europe, tracing the ancient Silk Road down through Asia, the old Persian and Ottoman empires, and into the UK.

An overview of the planned camel journey from Mongolia to Europe

The proposed route includes Mongolia, China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Turkey Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Austria, Germany, France and the UK.

WHO WE ARE

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Baigalmaa Norjmaa

Baigalmaa Norjmaa

Erika Kightlinger

Erika Kightlinger

Angela Marie Maxwell

Angela Marie Maxwell

Gabriel Shonerd

Gabriel Shonerd

 
Jamie Ramsay

Jamie Ramsay

Karl Bushby

Karl Bushby

For more information and bios visit the Team page here

CONNECT WITH US

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We'll be taking you on this journey through photographs, videos and live footage. Come walk this historic road alongside us. View the media page here

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