Untamed Borders in the Media

Untamed Borders has featured in numerous magazines, newspapers and websites. A selection of this media coverage can be found below. Untamed Borders has also guided many journalists and professional photographers, the fruits of these labours can be found in some of the following features and photo stories.

If you are a journalist, photographer or film maker and would like further information about our trips or an interview with a member of the Untamed Borders team, please contact: James Willcox. We’re happy to provide quotes and images for related features.

Runners World

Date: January 2016

Trip: Marathon of Afghanistan

See article here

CNN International

Date: January 2016

See article here

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Date: January 2016

See article here

Daily Express

Date: December 2015

Trip: Somalia and Afghanistan

See article here

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty – International

Date: October 2015

Trip: Marathon of Afghanistan

See video here

The Guardian – UK

Date: October 2015

Trip: Marathon of Afghanistan

See the article here

SBS Australia – The Feed

Date: October 2015

Trip: All trips

See the documentary here

National Geographic – Proof

Date: October 2015

Trip: Ski Afghanistan

Read the article here

The Daily Mail, UK

Date: September 2015

Trip: Mogadishu, Somalia

Read the article here

News.com.au, Australia

Date: April 2015

Trip: Trekking the Wakhan, Afghanistan 2014

Read the article here

Daily Mail, UK

Date: Feb 2015

Trip: Ski Afghanistan 2015

Read the article here

Que Pasa, Colombia

Date: Oct 2014

Trip: Ethiopia

Read the article here

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The Guardian, UK

Date: October 2014

Trip: Ski Afghanistan 2014

Read the article here

Sidetracked, UK

Date: October 2014

Trip: Ski Afghanistan

Read the article here

The Atlantic, USA

Date: July 2014

Trip: Pakistan/Afghanistan

Read the article here

NZZ am Sontag, Switzerland

Date: Feb 2014

Trip: Mogadishu, Somalia

Read the article here

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Yahoo Travel

Date: April 2014

Title: Traveling on the Edge: 7 Dangerous (but Awesome) Adventures You Should Actually Consider

Trip: Afghanistan & Somalia

Read the article here

The New York Times, USA

Date: Feb 2014

Location: Afghanistan

Read the article here

NewsWeek, USA

Date: April 2014

Location: Alpine Afghanistan

Read the article here

First Afghan winter olympians

Lonely Planet Magazine, UK/USA

Date: August 2014

Location: Afghanistan

Read the article here

Super Interessante, Portugal/Brazil

Date: September 2014

Location: Afghanistan

Snow Travel Magazine, USA

Date: September 2014

Trip: Ski Afghanistan

Paris Match, France

Date: January 2014

Trip: Ski Afghanistan

Read the article here

National Geographic, USA

Date: March 2012

Trip: The Afghan Ski Challenge

Read the article here

Metro USA

Date: February 2013

Trip: All Untamed Borders destinations

Read the article here

Teton Gravity Research, USA

Date: March 2013

Trip: Ski Afghanistan

Read the article here

RTL Luxembourg

Date: January 2017
Back in 2016 we assisted photographer René Hilbert to visit Afghanistan. A gallery of his images was featured on RTL.lu and can be viewed here http://www.rtl.lu/fotoen/27273/ and here http://www.rtl.lu/fotoen/27321/.

Below the media lists continues, including some interesting film and book projects.


Hindustan Times Experiential travel: now you can head to war zones for vacations

IOL Travel A dream holiday in Afghanistan 17/03/2015

Revista Don Juan Viajes turisticos a zonas de guerra como siria iraq somalia afganistan y el caucaso 10/03/2015

New Zealand Skier Ski Afghanistan article by Untamed Borders ski guides Neil Silverwood and Heidi Godfrey


The Week Skiing holidays with a difference 08/11/14 (available in print only)

Storyhunter/Newsweek Skiing Afghanistan Style – UTB guided the film crew in Afghanistan.

The Age Don’t go there: the destinations you need to avoid 09/07/2014.

Souk to Souk A travel book by Robin Ratchford, published in 2014 – UTB guided Robin Ratchford in Afghanistan in 2012.

Christina Feldt Photography – UTB guided Christina Feldt in Afghanistan in 2014.

The Nation Climbing high for Victory 12/03/2014.

Daily Mail Woolly sweaters, skis made out of planks and no chair lifts: Winter-Olympics, Afghan-style 14/03/2014.


BBC Turkey War Tourism 01/11/2013

The Sunday Times (UK) The Sunday Times 100 Wild 20/01/2013.

Afghan Scene Tourism not Terrorism 04/01/2013.

Afghan Scene Off piste in Afghanistan 02/2013.

Blackfrog Publishing Spotlight on Untamed Borders 10/07/2013.

Travel Spinner Just back from Afghanistan 27/03/2013.

Macleans A dream skiing vacation in … Afghanistan? 18/03/2013.

Gear4guides Sajjad Husseini wins 3rd Afghan Ski Challenge 21/03/2013.

On the Grand Trunk Road – UTB guided James Graley for his upcoming film documentary.


White Silk Road Film Snowboard Afghanistan – UTB arranged the logistics for the filming of this movie, as well as guiding the production team.

Wanderlust An expert’s guide to central Asia 01/12/2012.

Ski Canada Magazine Tour of Duty 08/12/2012.

USA Today Ongoing conflict severely limits tourism in Afghanistan 28/05/2012.

Departures Magazine Vacations in dangerous places 09/2012.

Powder Mania Skiing Afghanistan 07/10/2012 – UTB guided the team in Afghanistan.

Burn Magazine Off-piste in Afghanistan 15/11/2012 – UTB guided the photographer for this feature.


Boots ‘n All 10 of the world’s most dangerous destinations 05/10/2011

501 Places 7 steps to slinging the bat 16/02/2011

501 Places Silk Road 25/05/2011