Indeed very cool!
About your comment of expedition gear lacking, keep in mind that in the 30s vast majority of Africa was still under colonial rule and the countries were travel destinations for rich Europeans/Americans (and so roads would have been maintained). On top of that, these folks...
Completely makes sense. And thank you for the information.
The site also mentions possessing the Russian equivalent of a "B" drivers license. How do you deal with this for foreigners? i.e. someone like me coming from Canada.
Said it before and will say it again, what a gorgeous land!
Looks like you guys organized an awesome trip and carried it out very well. Great job!
Was taking a look at your site and I know every trip/price is custom, but to get a rough idea, what would the price range be for the trip you...
Great write up, and gorgeous landscapes! I'm curious about the equipment: what prompted using Fiat trucks (instead of the more typical Toyotas), what is the brand of the gigantic tent and how long does it take to set up?
Is this your own company that you operate?
Cool to see this taking off in...
Not mine, but I've seen pictures of people attaching a ramp to the non-ladder side of the tent (simple plywood and hinges, hooked near the opening). The other option is to throw a yoga mat or two over your windshield/hood to let them get up onto the roof and then in the side windows.
Passenger side for us. Everyone I've met so far with a RTT either opens passenger or over the rear. Regardless at some point we all come across a camp site where the setup isn't able to open as intended and we need to get creative.
A few of those factories are actually manufacturing the brand-name tents too and then simply selling the unbranded designs on the cheap. Now of course there is no quality control that goes into the unbranded stuff, so any buyer takes a risk (and good luck holding them to a warranty claim), but...
Jim, this whole fiasco sounds like a nightmare. I'm surprised Yakima is handling the situation so poorly too... hope you get things sorted out and come out ahead! We've beaten the hell out of our Tepui Ruggedized for over 3 years now, including a full month of camping in Alaska and cross-Canada...
Awesome adventure Dan! What's next after the tours, change it up to the colder climates and hit up Central Asia & Siberia?
Both my fiancee and I look forward to reading your new book as well :D
Have you thought about releasing in hard cover?