The Road From Karakol

The Road From Karakol : The True Spirit of Adventure

A passionate and extraordinaire mountaineer Kyle Dempster set out on a very special journey in the summer of 2011. He cycled two months on a used mountain bike through the superb landscapes of Kyrgyzstan with a couple of maps, a trailer full of climbing gear, and a vocabulary of just 10 Kyrgyz words and took divergent accounts of several first ascents. His camera was always his faithful and sole companion and sometimes the only receiving end of his conversations for many days. The movie “The Road from Karakol” is not a glossy documentary with a large film crew in the background but it shows the hard, rough and bare life on the Kyrgyz roads and its surrounding regions. He spent 2 months pedaling his bike over 1200 km and pushing it on roads of variable states of neglect, Splashing through wild rivers, wandering through steep ways, and soloing a handful of unclimbed alpine rock and mixed routes. This 25 minutes duration film of kyle shows that sometimes, one has to cross the icy and raging river bare-skinned at 5 O’ Clock in the morning and sometimes, one is compelled to gulp down the high percentage Alcohol because of the hospitality and warmth of the other person.

From the recordings of Kyle’s self-shot footages of Kyrgyzstan-Journey, a raw and personal travel diary has been created that could win the Best Festival Award in the latest 5Point Outdoor Film Festival. All this can well be called the true spirit of adventure.’The Road From Karakol’ is an inspirational and incredible trip full of love which will make you feel like the trivial day-to-day life is so meaningless and you will feel like you are missing out on what it really means to live. Kyle Dempster is absolutely unstoppable against the slopes and against the winds. Enjoy his amazing adventourous video.

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