The Road from Karakol
Kyle Dempster is stuck. Stuck in the middle of an adventure. The American mountaineer and adventurer has long since left behind Karakol, the starting point of his road trip, with its tarmac roads and gravel paths on his bike. He is on his way to the last few unconquered summits of Kyrgyzstan and hasn’t met another human being in several days. After an uncomfortable meeting with the Kyrgyz military police and crossing several torrential rivers, which almost cost him all of his equipment, there is nothing left to do for Kyle but go ahead—although he is following a notion rather than a road.