Entries by Untamed Borders

Successful First Descent of Iraq’s Highest Peak

Last month we guided a group of US veterans in Iraq who completed a successful first ski descent of Iraq’s highest peak, Mt. Halgurd. A documentary film is currently in post-production by the team. If you’re interested to find out more about their trip and the upcoming film then check out their Facebook page. In […]

Film – Afghan Ski Guides Ali Shah and Sajjad

Ali Shah and Sajjad, two local ski guides from rural Afghanistan, are hoping to become their country’s first Olympic skiers. Recently Germany’s international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle (DW), produced a 12 minute short film covering their training at Switzerland’s upscale St. Moritz resort. Can they make their dreams come true? We certainly think so!

Afghanistan Kayaking Expedition – UK Tour 2017

The dates are out for the lecture tour of the UK by the team that we helped guide kayaking in Afghanistan. Get to hear about their adventures on the Panjshir river in 11 venues across the UK – a must for anyone thinking of joining our 2017 Kayak Afghanistan trip. Mail us at info@untamedborders.com for […]

Republic of Tuva 2017 – Photographs

  Earlier this month we released details of two new trips we are running to the Republic of Tuva in Southern Siberia (Journey Across Tuva and Western Tuva: Add On). Our Trekking and Expeditions Manager, Matt Traver, spent three months in the area back in 2015 and took a wide range of photographs covering all […]

Marathon of Afghanistan 2016

The second edition of the Marathon of Afghanistan was a huge success! Being the country’s only mixed gender sporting event it’s a positive step forward for the women in Afghanistan, plus a great opportunity for cultural exchange. The top three men and women in the 10km event were all from Afghanistan and the winner of […]

Exclusive: One Space Available for Trek to K2 Chinese Side

We have one space available for a private trip to the Chinese side of K2 between 20th September – 9th October 2017. This trek will take you deep in to the heart of the Chinese Karakorum to visit an isolated corner of this iconic range. Beginning in Kashgar we will journey 550km south for two days by […]

Film Release: Iran – A Skier’s Journey

Earlier this year we were approached by filmmaker Jordan Manley to arrange the logistics for a ski film in Iran, which would be the final episode in his extensive film series called “A Skier’s Journey”.  The series, which is produced in association with outdoor clothing company Arc’teryx,  covers a variety of other destinations such as […]

World Nomad Games 2016

September 3rd – 8th 2016 sees the annual World Nomad Games taking place on the shores of Lake Issyk-Kul. If nomads were to have their own version of the Olympics, this would be it! There’s 2000 participants from 40 countries competing in 23 separate disciplines ranging from archery, horse racing, Central Asian style wrestling, hunting […]

Matt Traver joins Untamed Borders

Matt Traver was born and raised in Hong Kong. His adult life has seen him develop a love affair for the steppe and mountains of Eurasia. For five years he focused on filmmaking and photography as a way to share faraway cultures with an international audience. His film and adventure projects have taken him through […]

Melons & Grapes 2016 Photo Story

“It’s Friday. The sun is shining from a blue sky, as it has done every day but one on this whole trip. Behind me is the Tomb of Massoud, the leader of Mujaheddin for many years and killed by Al-Qaeda in 2001, only two days before September 11. In front of me: the Panjshir Valley. About […]