Expedition World


Hot off the press: new autobiography

In 2015 they were in Nepal during the earthquakes and published Earthquake Diaries: Nepal 2015. A Pictorial Guide to the Horn of Africa (Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somaliland), Australia: Red Centre Treks and In Search of the Green-Eyed Yellow Idol, a 40-year travelogue & autobiography, are published by Expedition World. See also Saudi Arabia, Chad Sahara, Ladakh, Lebanon and Karakoram K2 treks

For Himalayan Map House they are writing a new series of trekking guidebooks: Himalayan Travel Guides. Kanchi’s Tale is a new series of books covering various expeditions as seen through the eyes of a young Nepalese mountain dog – an educational doggie travelogue!

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Siân and Bob met in 1983, on a trek from Kashmir to Ladakh. By then Bob had already driven an ancient Land Rover from England to Kathmandu (in 1974), and overland trucks across Asia, Africa and South America. He had also lived in Kathmandu for two years, employed as a trekking company manager. Before they met, Siân worked in computer programming and systems analysis. Since they met they have been leading and organising treks in the Alps, Nepal and the Sahara, as well as driving a bus overland to Nepal. Journeys by a less ancient (only 31-year-old) Land Rover from England to South Africa provided the basis for several editions of the Bradt guide Africa Overland, including the sixth edition published in April 2014 and the seventh coming soon.

During 2011 they returned to Tibet, this time having shipped the same old Land Rover from Durban to Mumbai, then driving back from Kathmandu to the UK overland via Lhasa, through China, Kazakhstan, Russia and Western Europe. 

In 2007 they wrote the Cicerone guide to Mount Kailash and Western Tibet, as well updating the Grand Canyon guide. Their Annapurna trekking guide was first published by Cicerone in January 2013, with the 2nd edition in 2017.