Bob Gibbons

Bob Gibbons

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Bob’s overland adventures began in an ancient (1949) Land Rover, which he drove from England to Kathmandu way back in 1974, before he even thought about settling down into a ‘proper job’ like writing guidebooks for Bradt! He subsequently worked as an overland driver, travelling extensively all over Asia, Africa and South America, driving trucks as well as decrepit old buses in India and Nepal. Siân worked in computer programming and systems analysis for far too long, until overland travel and particularly the Himalayas captivated her on a trip to Nepal in 1982.

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Mission improbable

The following anecdote is taken from Bob’s diary in 1976, from an overland trip on which he was a client. This extract was originally written while travelling through the Central African Republic.

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