Personal Information


Jan Bakker

Email Address


Specialist Activities

Outdoor Writer, Photographer, Expedition Leader

Specialist Areas

Tajikistan, Afghan Wakhan Corridor, Iraqi Kurdistan, Lebanon

Professional Details

Short Biography

After having travelled to many mountain regions on this planet, I developed a special relationship with the Pamirs, both the Tajik and the Afghan side. The stark, wild landscape combined with the warm, welcoming Pamiri people keeps drawing me back to these magical mountains. I work in the region as a trekking guide and organise trekking and climbing expeditions. I feel this underrated mountain range deserves more and positive attention. That is my motivation to shout my love for the Pamirs from the roof tops by publishing magazine articles. In November 2018 my first trekking guide to Tajikistan was published by Cicerone Press. Currently I reside in Lebanon where I explore the wonderful Levant Range on foot, by mountain bike and on a snowboard.

Professional Activities

Trekking guide in remote, difficult to travel mountain regions like the Afghan Wakhan Corridor and Iraqi Kurdistan

Recent Publications

Book “Trekking in Tajikistan” in November 2018, Cicerone Press

Article “Afghanistan Adventure” in March 2015 edition, Trek and Mountain
Article “A short walk in Afghanistan” October 2014, Sidetracked Online Magazine

©2020 Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild  |   Email:

Designed and Built by: