April 2, 2015

An incredible adventure

As I write this post I sit in the business centre of the Marriot hotel in Irkutsk, finish line of the Ice Run and where 4 other teams and I arrived yesterday short before midnight. The last 2 weeks have been quite intense and challenging, but I’ve loved every single minute of it, especially the great comradery between the teams with whom I’ve had the pleasure of sharing this experience (http://www.theadventurists.com/the-jibber/2015/1/22/meet-the-ice-run-pioneers). We’ve all had a blast, enjoyed amazing views, learnt new riding skills, tested our limits and succeedded, and created long lasting memories.

Thanks a lot to The Bandits, Team on the Rocks, Hugh, Cozy and the rest of the teams for all your help and friendship over these two weeks. I hope we stay in touch!

And a million thanks to those that have donated to the Great Ormond Street Hospital and Cool Earth helping me raise close to £2,500!!!


March 18, 2015

Pre-Siberian warm up

What a great start! I’ve spent the first 5 days of my trip visiting my cousin Vicky in Moscow, a city I had been to a couple of times for business meetings but I barely knew, and it’s been absolutely amazing. Besides the more typical visits (the Bolsoi theatre, the Red Square, Kremlin, St. Basil’s cathedral, the Gum Galleries…), we attended an orthodox service, saw Peter the Great’s wooden lodge at Kolomenskoye, paid our respects to Boris Yeltsin, visited the Smolensk cathedral at the Novodevichy Monastery (and no, we had nothing to do with the fire), took dancing lessons from some friendly Russians, and Vicky taught me how to read Cyrillic!!!


March 12, 2015

It’s going to be Epic!

The day has finally come and it’s going to be epic!. Tomorrow I fly to Moscow to enjoy 3 days with my cousin Vicky, and on Wednesday I’ll arrive in Irkutsk where it’ll all begin… I can’t tell you how excited I am :-)

Some interesting links so you can start watering your mouths:

Finally, as I know more than one has lost sleep over this, here is the answer to your question.