Jan Bakker

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Guide/Leader - Mountaineering or Walking, Photographer, WriterAdventure Travel, Backpacking/Trekking, Climbing/Mountaineering, Cycling/MTB

Tajikistan, Afghan Wakhan Corridor, Iraqi Kurdistan, Lebanon, Uganda

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Jan
Bakker
Uganda
Guide/Leader - Mountaineering or Walking, Photographer, Writer
Adventure Travel, Backpacking/Trekking, Climbing/Mountaineering, Cycling/MTB

Tajikistan, Afghan Wakhan Corridor, Iraqi Kurdistan, Lebanon, Uganda

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.

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. In September 2020 I published Hiking in Jebel Zaghouan, a guidebook for a small mountain area in Northern Tunisia. Currently I reside in Uganda where I explore the wonderful volcanoes and mountain ranges on foot, by mountain bike and on a paddleboard.

Professional Activities

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

Recent Publications

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

Book "Hiking in Jebel Zaghouan" in September 2020, self-published via KDP 

Print article “Jigsaw of Broken Slate” in October 2019 edition, BASE Magazine

Print article “Gruishappen in Azerbaijan” October 2019, Hoogtelijn Magazine (Dutch)

Print article "50 Shades of Blue", Nov/Dec 2020, Wired for Adventure Magazine

Print article "Adventure Not War", Winter 2020/2021, Soul Magazine (Dutch)

Article “Finding Solace on the roof of Iraq” March 2019, Sidetracked Online Magazine

Article "A muddy walk through the Mountains of the Moon", October 2020, BASE Magazine