Ski Afghanistan - I wanna go - who will sponsor me :p

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  1. - Hypertrophy -

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    Anyone want to pay for me?

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    From untamedborders.com
    I'm personaly talking to this company for a short afghanistan non-skiing trip. But I'd love to do this if I could afford it;
     
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  2. smitty484

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    yeh, i don't want to pay for you
     
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    Why would anyone ??
     
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    Why not?

    The Wakhan Corridor is (comparativly) safe. Taliban do not operate at all in the area.

    Certainly better than big shite. [​IMG]
     
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  5. main street

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    Get with the program dude..... [​IMG]

    My "ski hill list" is somewhat larger this coming season.... [​IMG]
     
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    I would go if they had lifts .....
     
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    I'd throw in $5 just to see some pics, get enough people willing to do that and you're set! Gulmarg was fun, but A'stan would be something else again..
     
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    I'll throw in 50 rounds of ammo.......
     
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    On my to do list
     
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    I will throw in $5. Not much unexplored in the world these days
     
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    Western Canada, oooh Trailblazer!
     
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    just another $5780 to go
     
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    Srsly jeal u are going to aghan
     
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    Yep, I'm going for about a week - security situation pending.

    Mazar, Kabul, Bamyan and Band-e-Amir.....

    Very very very expensive place to travel (safely) though.
     
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    Sponsoring entails that you're getting us some exposure for having given you money, maybe should try asking an arms manufacturer.
     
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    Bamiyan, cool as. Very picturesque, please indulge us with some pics upon return, that would be good karma for you...

    Interested to hear your thoughts when you retun on the cultural diversity between mazar and bamiyan, north is tajiks and Uzbeks where bamiyan has the more Mongol almost Sino afgans. Then u will have Kabul, which I imagine would be an epic mix of everyone.

    Hey can I ask how you are getting in? Khyber via jalalabad or straight into Kabul?
     
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    Better than not skiing at all eh ?? [​IMG]
     
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    Why Trailblaze when there's no need to?
     
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    Khyber is a no go. Pakistan hasn't allowed access to foreigners via the Khyber for several years now.

    Still not entirely sure. Either fly into Kabul, in from Uzbekistan to Mazar, or in from Khorog, Tajikistan to Falzibad.
     
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    Because I see all those World Vision sponsored children, wearing Tshirts with their sponsors business on it [​IMG]
     
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    Sorry to burst your bubble, but you're not a starving child who has little access to fresh food, clean water, medical supplies, housing and education.
     
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    was waiting for that reply.

    Never said so. Simply saying the word sponsorship doesn't necessarily imply some kind of commercial gain for the sponsor.
     
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    I'll pay for you if you pay for me. That looks soooo good!
     
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    I was out in khorog a few years ago, a bit too early for skiing but still lots of snow about. That big of Afghanistan is repayment safe, as is the border crossing with Tajik (at least it was when I was there). There would be a lot of skiing around khorog too. Talking to tue locals they had someone come out for a ski the year before I was there.
     
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    Afghanistan is so 2008
    Hiking lines in Myanmar is the new black
     
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    I'll be in Myanmar in 3 weeks.
     
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    Where in Myanmar snow-pixie? Was there last year. To be quite honest the country didn't do much for me. Bagan was pretty cool though.

    I'd do Kashmir before I did Afghanistan.
     
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    Myoko where did you go?

    My plan is to go south around Moulmein and then up north and base myself around Hspiaw. Then I guess do Bagan and Inle (probably go South Inle, to escape tourists).
     
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    I read that as meaning why would anyone pay for you, not why would you go there!

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    Hyper, Was it you a few years ago who got trapped by a volcano in druglord territory in northern Sth America?
     
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    HT - sent you a PM to stop this thread going off topic.
     
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    teckel, that was me.

    Also was me, whose bus got hijacked by bandits on that same trip.
     
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    What happened? How did you get out of there?
    Why do you insist on going to dangerous places?
     
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    Colombia is hardly dangerous these days (and even when I was thee 4 years ago). It was just bad luck.

    They just took over an overnight bus I was on, for about an hour. Was just trying to rob everyone. They got my wallet with about $1.50 off me (even though they pointed a gun pointed at my head and I had $500 cash on me and camera - i managed to hide it).

    It is quite rare, especially on the route it happened on. It was just just bad luck.

    Reality is, the interesting places of this world often entail some risk. But then, there is a significant risk each time you hop in my car, yet I bet you dont worry.

    Nonetheless, if I wanted to go somewhere boring, I'd go to Europe [​IMG]
     
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    I was talking to a guy from Myanmar who used to do a lot of trekking in the Myanmar Himalayas(not sure what they call them)
    He said there were some really nice 3000-4000m peaks that would be great for skiing(the highest is 5000m+ from Google)
    There are NO (zero) ski resorts in Myanmar but some avid mountain clubs by all accounts.
     
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    Hey I went to Mt Buller on a bus too! This dude, Poleplant, pulled a snickers bar out of his arse and held it to my head! [​IMG]
     
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  37. Charlie

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    Ummmm, so what are you, if not a tourist?
     
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    A 3 day local man, get with the times!
     
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    How fast was the bus going?
     
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    I lied, it wasnt a snickers bar.
     
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    Not fast enough.
    Velky was the driver.
     
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    A traveler.
     
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    One of those UK gypsies!! [​IMG]
     
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    Hypertrophy, thanks for a great heads up on an amazing part of the world. I've paid my deposit and booked my flights - Bamian here we come!

    Have had my head buried in the Great Game for the last couple of weeks and am busting for March to get my central asian fix.

    Wooohooo!!!
     
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    Ummmmmm, where exactly did you hide it?
     
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    Same place he puts his tablets. Lets just say you don't want to go doing a line or two with the money after you've stolen it from him.
     
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    I also rarely find enjoyment unless I'm in immediate mortal danger
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    When I venture to dangerous places I normally only travel in a bath robe. Nothing to steal that way.
     
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