We last saw Noraly riding through Kyrgyzstan.
With this video series we follow her progress through Kazakhstan.
Ep. 83 – Crossing into Kazakhstan
Noraly rides from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to Almaty, Kazakhstan
In the previous post about Noraly from ItchyBoots.com we followed her quick ride through Tajikistan.
With this video series we follow her progress through Kyrgyzstan.
Ep. 79 – Crossing into Kyrgyzstan
Reaching 4700 metres across some awful roads makes for an interesting ride.
Ep. 80 – Riding to Osh
Noraly welcomes the warmer weather at 1000 metres.
Ep. 81 – Riding from Osh to Toktogul
Next we follow Noraly crossing into Kazakhstan
Exploring some of Nepal’s famous temples and holy sites, including Swayambhu, a hilltop where Buddhist stupas and Hindu temples coexist.
Forty-three countries and counting.
This short film shares Hera Van Willick’s story and what it is like to be on a self-supported bikepacking trip that crosses countries and continents, learning a lot about the world and herself along the way.
Bill Chappell writing for NPR:
A Nepalese mountain climber has now climbed Mount Everest a record 24 times — and he’s hoping to do it one more time before he retires. Kami Rita Sherpa, 49, has been climbing Everest since 1994.
“It’s also the second time in a week that he’s made the arduous trek,” NPR’s Sushmita Pathak reports from Mumbai. “The 49-year-old Sherpa guide had already broken his own record on May 15, when he scaled the summit for the 23rd time.”
Rita started his most recent climb just three days after his 23rd summit of Everest. Early Tuesday morning, he stepped on the tallest peak in an area known as the roof of the world, leading a team of Indian police officers on the climb, according to The Kathmandu Post.
Born with a cerebral palsy, Finn is unable to walk, feed himself, or communicate with words.
That hasn’t stopped his father, Ethan Sheets, from sharing his love for outdoor adventures with his son.
A short film by Damien Blue, Bryan Mir, Christie Suchomel and Cody LaPlant.
After Uzbekistan, we catch up with Noraly in Tajikistan.
Ep. 71 – Crossing into Tajikistan
Ep. 74 – Riding along the Afghanistan border
Ep. 78 – Noraly rides from Alichur, to Murghab, to Karakul, over Ak Baital Pass at 4655 metres, in cold weather, on poor quality fuel.
Russian adventurer and orthodox priest Fedor Konyukhov thanked his patron saint after completing the 7,000-mile first leg of his solo journey around the southern hemisphere in a rowing boat. On this, the first leg of his circumnavigation, he survived snow storms, 25ft waves, and was capsizing four times.
Mark Agnew writing for the South China Morning Post:
Fedor Konyukhov set off from New Zealand on December 6, and arrived in Diego Ramirez Islands, Chile on May 9. At 154 days, no one has spent longer in the Southern Ocean, in any kind of boat let a lone a rowing boat. The previous record was 59 days.
He is also now the oldest person, 67, to row any ocean solo. He has covered more distance in a rowing boat in the ‘roaring forties’ and ‘furious fifties’ latitudes than anyone before. When he reached 56’40, he made furthermost south anyone has been in a rowing boat. He is now the first person to row east to west and west to east across the Pacific, having previously crossed from Chile to Australia.
The New Zealand to Chile crossing is just the first leg of Konyukhov’s attempt to row around the world. He is still to row from Chile to Cape Town, then to Australia, and finally back to New Zealand. Briton Olly Hicks also has the circumnavigation in his sights. He aimed to leave in December 2018, but appears to be delayed.
Bai Bin, a Chinese man, has become the first to finished a 24,000 km, 433 days (14-month), fourteen country run from Antarctica to the Arctic Ocean.
Beginning at the Great Wall Station in March 2018, Bai Bin arrived at the Arctic Ocean in Inuvik, N.W.T. in May 2019.
Bai Bin told the CBC he had a goal to do the journey in less than 300 days but several challenges along the way:
“I encountered many hardships along this journey, including severe weather, even kidnapping, also sickness, injuries,” he said. “I went through a lot, including high temperature, UV and instability in Central America. All these hardships made a huge impact on my race.”
On his GoFundMe page, Bai describes significant challenges in Central and South America. He says he suffered a bacterial infection in Colombia, lists two hospitalizations in Panama and says he was kidnapped in Mexico.