Managing Inevitable Zip Failure on a Long Bicycle Tour

WARNING: this post is about zip repair, which may be quite dull for some. But if you’re going on a long tour it could be quite handy. Top tips / short version: Clean and lubricate the zip (e.g. candle wax, soft 2B pencil, some kind of specialist zip lube: e.g. this ). Fix slider with pliers. Bring spare sliders…

Cordillera Huayhuash – The 3rd Circuit – World’s Best Hike?

If you’re prepared to carry all your own kit and food and want the best possible hike in the Cordillera Huayhuash (without the need of carrying heavy mountaineering equipment) then read on… There are two accepted ways of circling the Cordillera Huayhuash. The well trodden 8 day Valley Circuit hiked by thousands a year or the less travelled and partly technical…

Route so far – July 2013

Route from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska up to Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Not even halfway!  I´ll try to update this every month or so; it´s somewhat awkward.      In reality it´s around 13000 kms so far since the three straight lines are included in the graph where I had to take a ferry, bus and sailing boat;…

Stuck in England

I had no idea that this trip would require so much preparation when I first decided to do it. I mean I knew it would be tough but everything has taken so much longer that expected. Each item has needed to be meticulously thought through and carefully considered. Each risk measured and evaluated. Contingency plans…