Down the Post Roads: On Horseback Across East Kazakhstan


The Royal Asiatic Society is very excited to be welcoming the explorers Jamie Bunchuk and Matthew Traver to address the Society.

Where: 14 Stephenson Way, NW1 2HD. Nearest tubes are Euston and Warren Street.

When: Wednesday 26th March. Doors will open at 6.30 for a 7pm start. The evening will conclude with a drinks reception. 

Admission is free and all are welcome. 
 
In the summer of 2013 Jamie Bunchuk and Matthew Traver embarked on an expedition to Central Asia, inspired through a century-old adventure undertaken by the Anglo-Irish explorer Sir Charles Howard-Bury. Nearly three years in the planning, the expedition comprised of a 63-day unsupported journey by horseback down the blistering old post roads of East Kazakhstan in the height of the Central Asian summer. The presentation will see Jamie give a talk about this long ride from Ust-Kamenogorsk to Almaty, followed after by a short screening of the documentary film Matthew has been compiling on the ride. The expedition was endorsed by Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Jamie and Matt also received the award for ‘The best individual contribution towards furthering the relations between the UK and Kazakhstan’ for their efforts with the journey.