The post roads expedition

In the summer of 2013 Matthew Traver and I embarked on an expedition to Central Asia, inspired through a century-old adventure undertaken by the Anglo-Irish explorer Sir Charles Howard-Bury. Nearly three years in the planning, the expedition comprised of a 63-day unsupported journey by horseback 800 miles down the blistering old Post Roads of East Kazakhstan in the height of the Central Asian summer. 

The expedition won the Best individual contribution award for furthering relations between the UK and Kazakhstan from the British-Kazakh Society, the Sir Peter Holmes Memorial Award, associate Long Rider membership and the Freedom of Charleville Castle.