Ryan Pyle trekking through the Badain Jaran desert, in northern China, while filming for Discovery Channel. Photo: Ryan PyleRyan Pyle trekking through the Badain Jaran desert, in northern China, while filming for Discovery Channel. Photo: Ryan Pyle
Ryan Pyle trekking through the Badain Jaran desert, in northern China, while filming for Discovery Channel. Photo: Ryan Pyle
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Opinion

The Nomad by Ryan Pyle

How a trek across China’s Badain Jaran desert put everything into perspective

  • Traversing 170km across the beautiful but barren landscape, adventurer Ryan Pyle wonders whether he has bitten off more than he can chew
  • Accompanied by 16 camels and little else, the escape from the trappings of urban existence brings with it a gentle fear but a great night’s sleep

Ryan Pyle trekking through the Badain Jaran desert, in northern China, while filming for Discovery Channel. Photo: Ryan PyleRyan Pyle trekking through the Badain Jaran desert, in northern China, while filming for Discovery Channel. Photo: Ryan Pyle
Ryan Pyle trekking through the Badain Jaran desert, in northern China, while filming for Discovery Channel. Photo: Ryan Pyle
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