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ING NYC Marathon

Marathon Madness!

So the old saying goes, ‘all roads lead to Rome!’ But in the new millennium, a number of people have rephrased the statement to “All roads lead to America”! I’m not entirely sure if I agree with this statement but America is exactly where my next challenge takes me. I plan to conquer one of […]

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Still in Action!

Last Challenge Europe’s highest mountain, Mount Elbrus is behind me! It was an amazing experience getting to the saddle between the ‘twin peaks’. Although I didn’t summit Mt Elbrus, I am happy at reaching 5325m , but you can go read more about the enthralling climb in ‘The Russian Ascent’ Next Challenge It’s crazy to think […]

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Day 6

Sophia Mangalee: Day 6 of the Derby

Fellow Mongol Derby rider, Sophia Mangalee, kept up a blog of her experiences during the Mongol Derby 2011 – it makes for a great read! Here’s her account of Day 6. You can find the original entries here. The calm before the storm Day six dawned glorious. After the preceding day’s rain, the valley was fresh, […]

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Flooded river Mongol Derby 2011

Sophia Mangalee: Day 5 of the Derby

Fellow Mongol Derby rider, Sophia Mangalee, kept up an incredible blog of her experiences during the Mongol Derby 2011. Here’s her account of Day 5. You can find the original entries here. Barely alive I recall day five as being barely alive. Cramps, diarrhea, fever, nausea all assaulted me as soon as I woke up. I […]

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Hell on horseback

This weekend, Paul Erskine swaps home comforts and the luxury of a 4×4, for fermented mares’ milk and what he’s been warned is ‘hell on horseback’. But he’s determined to complete the Mongol Derby, a gruelling 1 000km ride across Mongolia on semi-wild horses, to raise money for abandoned babies in KwaZulu-Natal. Pony club camp […]

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Durban North's Paul Erskine with children from the home

Sunday Tribune: La Lucia man enters Mongolian Derby to aid babies

by Adrian Rorvik Published in the Sunday Tribune, 24/07/2011   “La Lucia entrepreneur Paul Erskine will take part in the Mongolian Derby next Saturday to benefit Indlela’s Fairhavens Babies Home in Durban North. He retired at 45 last year, after his lucrative work in project finance and commodity trading took him to many parts of […]

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Mongol Derby Guinness World Record

Mongol Derby officially the longest horse race in the world

The Adventurists have just announced that it’s official – the Mongol Derby has achieved a Guinness World Record for being the longest horse race in the world! Here’s what The Adventurists had to say: “At last. We have our first World Record… and a mighty fine record it is too. Hanging proudly in Adventurists HQ, […]

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Paul Erskine has a little fun at the Pyramids of Giza.

Touring Egypt, Jordan and Israel

From the 2nd of May, Paul and his wife Elsie joined the Joy! Magazine tour group for an unforgettable 11 day trip through Egypt, Jordan and Israel. They congregated at the airport in Johannesburg feeling excited but nervous, not knowing what to expect of the political situation in Egypt and Israel. As a Christian, making […]

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