1000km off-road across mangystau

The Mangystau Region lies to the far west of Kazakhstan and is comprised of some seriously amazing landscapes: from Caspian lowland, to plateaus, mountains, desert and salt plains. After my expedition running across the Saryesik-Atyrau Desert, my friends – Matthew Traver and Mark Woodward – and I embarked on a 1000km off-road journey around some of the remotest areas of this amazing place.

The Three Brothers (Tri Brata) is one of the remotest geological formations in the Ustyurt Plateau; lying just north of the Kazakh-Turkmen border.