Silk Roads to Shanghai - Full Documentary 18 Jan
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In April 2012 Irish Adventures David Burns and Maghnus Collins set out on a manpowered journey across Asia. Throughout the 11 month expedition they would cycle 7500 km's from Istanbul to Kathmandu, run 1000km's in 26 days across the Tibetan Plateau and finally kayak the worlds third longest river all the way to Shanghai.

This first person account gives a unique insight into life on the expedition as David and Maghnus battle for 277 days on 'The Silk Roads to Shanghai'

A Sand2Snow Adventures production in association with Crow Street Pictures, Self Help Africa and RTE.

Outsider Magazine: Adventure Film of the Year

This documentary has been nominated for Adventure Film of the Year by Outsider Magazine. Please vote for the documentary by clicking here.

National Geographic Interview 07 Feb
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Interview with Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews , on National Geographic Weekend.

Click here to listen to interview.

Sunday Times Article 27 Jan
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Two friends have tackled a 13,000km unsupported trip across six countries on bike, foot and kayak.  By Richard Oakley

Please click here to read Richard Oakley's article in full. 

Radio - Interview Pre Silk Roads to Shanghai 15 Feb
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Interview with Matt Cooper before beginning Silk Roads to Shanghai

Video - Silk Roads to Shanghai - Part 8 30 Nov
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Return to the Yangtze after Maghnus's capsize.

Video - Silk Roads to Shanghai - Part 7 18 Oct
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Stage 1 on the Yangtze River

Video - Silk Roads to Shanghai - Part 3 01 Jun
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The second part of Iran where the heat, wind and illness took its toll.

Video - Silk Roads to Shanghai - Part 2 30 May
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Part Two of Silk Roads to Shanghai, the latest Expedition from Sand2Snow Adventures. The video shows the 1000km stretch from the Turkey/Iran border to Tehran and shows just how incredibly welcoming the Iranians were.

Video - Silk Roads to Shanghai - Part 1 18 Apr
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Part One of Slik Roads to Shaghai, the latest Expedition from Sand2Snow Adventures. The video gives a snapshot of the journey through Turkey in a race against the (Visa) clock to get into Iran...

Paddling Onwards - Irish Examiner Article 14 Jan
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By Richard Fitzpatrick

The treacherous Yangtze, a lost raft and a health scare didn’t stop two Irishmen on an incredible journey across Asia, writes Richard Fitzpatrick

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Since 2008 David Burns and Maghnus Collins have embarked upon man-powered adventures across the globe. The pair have cycled, run and kayaked for over 30,000 km in some of the most remote locations on earth.

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