Sands of The Taklamakan Desert

Sands of The Taklamakan Desert

The Taklamakan Expedition’s Iconic Symbol - The Sands of the Desert are captured in these wonderful Hourglasses made by Lasvit and designed by Alan Chan Design world-renowned glass manufacturer LASVIT and design company Alan Chan Design - only 5 are available. The...

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The Team & China

The Team & China

My forthcoming expedition will be a joint Anglo-Sino project, into and across the interior of the Taklamakan desert which has a fearsome reputation and is not for the faint of heart. The Taklamakan desert has a fearsome reputation as China’s largest desert. Many have...

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Taklamakan Anglo Chinese Expedition 2017

Taklamakan Anglo Chinese Expedition 2017

Alan Yau, Park Chinois, Cerno Capital and the Taklamakan Anglo Chinese Expedition 2017 When speaking to a number of guests at a lunch hosted by Cerno Capital recently, I was lucky enough to be interviewed by Laura Winter who as a sports journalist, presenter and event...

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Special Olympics GB

Special Olympics GB

Special Olympics Great Britain’s National Summer Games 2017 Special Olympics Great Britain’s National Summer Games is the country’s largest multi-sports event for athletes with intellectual disabilities. As the flagship event, it is held every 4 years and represents a...

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What question did I ask Goldie Hawn?

What question did I ask Goldie Hawn?

I halt in an unusually calm and quiet room with Goldie Hawn and later ask questions about MindUp in her Lecture hosted by The Pure Land Foundation.   Fraught race to China Exchange in Soho where I arrived stressed out and screeched to halt in an unusually calm...

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Need a Tow Anyone?

Need a Tow Anyone?

When your car breaks down and it needs a tow! Training and Photography with Martin Hartley can be a whole load of fun especially when the vehicle breaks down. This was an exercise we carried out back in January of this year - the 4x4 wasn't loaded with passengers....

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OK Load Me Up!

OK Load Me Up!

The Joy of choosing the right Camels for the Taklamakan Anglo-Chinese Expedition and what to look out for. How many kilometres can a camel walk over the Dunes of the Taklamakan Desert without stopping to drink?

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Night of Adventure Speaking Event

Night of Adventure Speaking Event

2020 Vision at 'Night of Adventure 2016' in aid of Hope & Homes for Children Some explorers, daredevils and pioneers shared their stories of exploration, escapism and wonder at the sell-out event. The speakers were limited to just 20 slides to accompany the tales,...

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Making Tracks

Making Tracks

Making tracks for the Deer whilst filming Rosie training in Scotland for BBC In between filming on the set of 'BBC Countryfile Winter Special' episode, during a training session in the Cairngorms, Scotland - Winter 2016. Rosie obligingly makes easy tracks with her...

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The Queen of Opera and Bianca Jagger

The Queen of Opera and Bianca Jagger

Renee Fleming, the Strauss Soprano of all time and Bianca Jagger in conversation for the Pureland Foundation one snowy evening this winter in London at the China Exchange. The Pureland Foundation pulls off another coup with an interview with Renee Fleming, the soprano...

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Communication is Everything

Communication is Everything

Testing equipment for the Taklamakan Desert Expedition from our Sponsors Securewest International   The Taklamakan Anglo-Chinese Desert Expedition - This photo shows me testing equipment for my next expedition to China. Capability for on-going coverage during the...

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Part of the Expedition Force

Part of the Expedition Force

Although the crossing of the Taklamakan Desert will be on foot, a number of camels are used ... ... to transport water and resupplies along the journey. These are examples of some of the animals the team have already chosen for the journey

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The Bystander 5

The Bystander 5

The Sands of Time Footprints in the sand in Taklamakan Desert China - October 2015 Recce for the planned desert crossing 2016 - The Taklamakan Anglo-Chinese Expedition 2016 (TAC Expedition).

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TV and Rocks

TV and Rocks

It rocks in Scotland and China That well-known TV series Countryfile showing me in cold weather again in the Cairngorms of Scotland - a sharp contrast to the mountains of China where recently the team spent some time whilst on a recce for the forthcoming expedition -...

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Those Who Dream by Night

Those Who Dream by Night

T E Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom   “Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that all was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, and make it possible”...

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Women’s Adventure Expo in Bristol

Women’s Adventure Expo in Bristol

Rosie with Felicity Aston, Jacki Hill-Murphey, Lois Pryce, Anne Daniels and Arita Baaijens the line up for the Women's Adventure Expo in Bristol November 2015. The first UK adventure and travel expo, dedicated to women, in Bristol on the 28th of November. The fully...

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The Bystander 4

The Bystander 4

Best foot forward to St James's Palace for a dinner celebrating our longest reigning Monarch.

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The Bystander 3

The Bystander 3

Bond Street beckons for two pairs of desert boots ... No. 3 Bystander Measuring up for my Altberg desert boots. Problem is, my feet are different sizes - does that mean 2 pairs of every shoe? Bond Street beckons surely.  

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