The Great Game: 30,000 Miles Across Central Asia

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Jon Beardmore, 38 and frustrated with his 9-5 career, makes a decision that will change his life forever.

He is inspired by Peter Hopkirk’s classic book The Great Game, On Secret Service in High Asia, and armed with a burning desire to return to Afghanistan to play a game of cricket.

Jon sets out on an extraordinary nine-month solo overland journey across Central Asia in a 20 year Landcruiser called Boris and only his mascot Kiwi Ted for company. And he sets off with one burning question in mind - is Central Asia really as dangerous as we’re led to believe?

The challenge to navigate across 30,000 miles and 30 countries becomes a true test of perseverance, tenacity and desire to overcome obstacles and the unexpected physical and mental challenges.