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Almost exactly four years to the day after running the marathon in New York, Alistair arrived in Kabul, following one of the most challenging and arduous journeys any traveller could undertake, across central Afghanistan.
This book penetrates a relatively unknown country, starting from the Iranian border and finishing down the Khyber Pass into Pakistan. It casts light on a part of the world about which we have heard a lot, but, in reality, know little because it remains off limits for many. It reveals a land of distinct beauty, scenery as beautiful as it is remote, and unparalleled ruin. In spite of a catalogue of physical challenges and inconveniences, the journey traverses a stretch of the earth's surface encompassing hostile deserts and up to the fringes of the Himalayas. A bold, thrilling and compelling journey.
For all the forgotten people of Afghanistan. There are many.
- Flying High in Herat
- Heading into the Unknown
- Jam Today and Snow Tomorrow
- Conversations in Chakhcheran
- Wild Places
- Splashes of Colour
- Encounters in Lal: Don't Shoot!
- Crash Course on the Road to Nowhere
- Survival and Forgotten People
- Escape from Yakawlang
- Empty Buddhas and High Lakes
- Bumpy Road to Kabul
- Welcome to Kabul - Thank You for Coming
- The Other Side to Kabul
- Reflections - The Road Ahead
- Welcome to Pakistan: Carry on Down the Khyber