#9 A last letter home

North-east Afghanistan, July 2010. On the edge of the Little Pamir range, in a tiny village surrounded by mountains, a phone call changes everything.


Cylinder Two and Cylinder Four by Chris Zabriskie, The Fathomless Caves II by Jihel, The Summit by Blue Dot Sessions and Running Waters by Jason Shaw.

A special thanks to Robyn Friend, who sang the Persian love song, and to Sophie Whiteford, who composed the first track on the episode especially for Mountain. Hear more of Sophie’s work on her Soundcloud page.


Thanks to Huw Williams, Neal Gwynne and Alan Halewood. Research help from James Willcox at Untamed Borders. The company is currently helping with the second Marathon of Afghanistan.

And thank you to our sponsor, Alpkit.

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