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.
WHAT IS STEPPES TO THE WEST?
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.
The proposed route includes Mongolia, China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Turkey Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Austria, Germany, France and the UK.