Where is the yak now?

The yak is back home! Now he will have to work to save up money for the next trip…. : – )

Rough Sketch of Our Route

Country by country, this was our route:

Italy – Switzerland – Liechtenstein – Austria – Germany – Denmark – Germany – Holland – Canada – USA – Mexico – Belize – Guatemala – El Salvador – Honduras – Nicaragua – Costa Rica – Panama – Colombia – Ecuador – Peru – Chile – Argentina – Chile – Japan – Russia – Georgia – Turkey – Greece – Italy




The Americas

49 responses to “Where is the yak now?

  • Jan

    Hej Malene og Marco Så fandt gudmor Hanni og Jan jeres
    meget spændende hjemmeside, så vi ønsker jer god tur gennen Canada

  • Vibeke G. Petersen

    Hi Malene and Marco
    You have a fantastic blog! I wish you all the most splendid adventures, good weather and great food.

    ps: I miss you at the Italian class, Malene!

    Your classmate Vibeke

    • whereistheyak

      Thank you Vibeke!!! Just a few hours ago we finally got our car so now we are very happy and ready to go!
      I am afraid my Italian is going rapidly down hill….now when we start driving we have to practice!

  • Lucio

    Gian Marco, fatti valere! Io e Bruzzone ti abbiamo ricordato a Londra

  • Lucio

    Sono a Francoforte e sto per andare a Buenos Aires una settimana. A Calgary ricordati di commemorare gli ori olimpici del grande Alberto Tomba nel 1988

    • whereistheyak

      Grande Albertone! Tu? Come è andata a Baires? Hai commemorato la provoleta e l’ojo de bife?

      • Lucio

        Ho mangiato come un maiale romagnolo. Provoleta, carne di ogni tipo, Malbec e flan. Sono stato anche a Montevideo. Ora dopo Londra vado a Roma con Fernando (che ha compiuto 40 anni il 2 luglio) e lunedi’ vado una settimana in Sardegna con Ferita-Taschini e Artistic Wave a Porto Cervo, andiamo al Billionaire da Briatore

      • whereistheyak

        Bene! Cerca di non pensare a Fernando ma alla faffa che troverai in Sardegna!!

  • Lucio

    GM, mandami qualche commento sulle montagne canadesi. Sono belle come dicono? Simili alle nostre dolomiti?

    • whereistheyak

      Che dire…sono le Dolomiti elevate alla 10ma! Grandi, belle, ghiacciate! L’unico problema è che la maggior parte sono inaccessibili! Prima ti devi fare km tra pinete piene di orsi grizzly affamati, poi devi dormire ttaccato da orde di zanzaroni e alla fine devi scalare per giorni al freddo e al gelo per raggiungere la vetta…ora capisco perchè non ci sono molti alpinisti canadesi! 🙂

  • Tariq Abbas

    Hi Malene,
    enjoyu British Columbia, some really breath taking views no doubt.

  • Corie

    Hallo Frau Hein, amazing, Euer Trip! Einfach traumhaft, der Plan! Ich wünsche eine gute Reise and that everything works out well and safe! 🙂
    Hello from Germany!

    • whereistheyak

      Hallo Cornelia :))))))) super geil to hear from you 😉 it has been toooooo long!!! We are meeting a lot of Swiss and Austrian people here, it seems to be the place to emigrate to if you are finding the alps too crowded 😉 I hope all is well with you!!! Malinka

  • rob

    Oh such a good trip! Canada is almost over! Good luck!

    Rob, Hostel Montreal Central

  • camoz53

    Giammarco, thanks for the beautiful pictures from the BC . We dream with you. In winter time is even better I was there 2 times for ski mountaineering in the Selkirk Mountain with SME. 4 mt of real powder. Enjoy

    Giacomo – KPO

    • whereistheyak

      Thanks Giacomo! This is our purpouse, to make you dream!
      Now just came back from a fantastic climbing of Wedge Mountain in Garibaldi Provincial Park. Skis and crampons. Unbelievable! Due to late snow season, we did’t find for sure the 4m of real powder you found but we enjoyed a lot! Now recovering for the climb of Mt. Reinier in the Cascade Mountains close to Seattle.
      Let’s continue the dream!

  • Vibeke G. Petersen

    Hi kids (…)

    I am in awe! Had I known that I sat next to a dare-devil mountain klimber in my italian-class (and her Italian) I would have been more respectful… Did I see a dog in one of your pictures – a dog etaing a lot of “amburgers”?? Do let me know. I have signed up for the next season of Italien, and I will be missing my help-mate!

    All my best wishes


    • whereistheyak

      Vibeke! I am missing our Italian lessons! Now we are too lazy or too busy to practice Italian, so I am forgetting everything……
      The famous dog is Freddie! We will have to post some pictures of him soon, you are right, he is not getting enough exposure! 😉
      Kærlig hilsen!

  • rob

    Everybody at the HMC still follows you! We love your adventures and the pictures are amazing!

  • Giacomo Tognoli


    Aksai is following you. It seems to us you are a little faster. There is the risk you will come back to work earlier. Please not do it ! Yes, the motobike is a illness for me. I’m dreaming to follow your footprint , but with two wheels only. Take care . Giacomo and WEOPs team

    • whereistheyak

      😉 weare carrying Aksai Team with us…actually on our car we have only 3 stickers with 3 flags: Italian, Danish and Kazak!
      We are going fast in order to arrive in Argentina by Jan 2013 to climb Aconcagua (6.962 mt)…work can easily wait…after Americas we’ll relax a bit more and we might think to travel thru South East Asia and Africa!
      If you’ll decide to leave with you KTM it will be one of the best experience of your life 😉 we’ll support you!!

  • Helen Cromie

    Malene! I just got back from Belize-Guatemala yesterday. I just missed you it seems… We weren’t able to climb Acatenango because of the eruption, so very jealous! Enjoy your trip. Take care! 🙂

    • whereistheyak

      Hi Helen! Aaah how fun it could have been to bump into you in Antigua!!! We loved Guatemala and the Fuego eruption was just a perfect farewell 😉 we were lucky to climb Acatenango just the day before! I will check for your pictures on FB… Say hello to all 🙂

  • federica

    Hi Malene, congratulations for your pictures, they are amazing! I follow your trip with enormous interest because Central and South America is my favourite part of the world. I hope I will visit one day with my daughter to show her how different and beautiful is life overthere.
    A hug to you and Marco, federica

  • paola ponti

    ok perù,ma dateci un segno di vita!

  • Marianne

    I ønskes en rigtig glædelig jul fra Thomas og Marianne med familie

    • whereistheyak

      Kære Marianne og Thomas
      Tusind tak for julehilsenen! Jeg håber I havde en dejlig jul og ønsker jer et rigtig godt nyt år! Vi fik jo lokket vores forældre til Buenos Aires til jul, så det var dejligt at tilbringe en uge sammen med mor til tango show, rideture osv.
      Kærlig hilsen Malene

  • Vibeke

    Dear Malene and Marco
    I am still in awe of you! Great adventures. I wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


    • whereistheyak

      Dearest Vibeke, thank you so much! We hope you enjoyed the Christmas in Copenhagen and we wish you a fabulous new year with lots of travels to Italy, good food and wine – and most importantly lots of Italian home work!!! I am progressing with my Spanish….not exactly the same as Italian but what to do 😉
      Kærlige hilsener,
      Malene og Marco

  • Imran Abbasy

    Hey Malene
    Happy New Year and good luck with the big mountain in Argentina. I have mentioned your ongoing adventure to some of my colleagues here who have become your fans. Make sure you include Brisbane in your routing through Australia.

    • whereistheyak

      Hi Imran!
      Good to know that we have followers in Australia 🙂 hopefully we will be able to conquer the big mountain so we can post some nice pictures!
      My best wishes for the new year for you, your family and your colleagues!!!

  • Arturo73

    Ciao Ragazzi, siete un sogno ad occhi aperti OGNI VOLTA!!!
    Un abbraccio al mio DEFENDER!!!

    vi aspettiamo a casa!!!


  • Giacomo


    why you didn’t pass in Kazakhstan ? We were waitig you in Aksai ! Have a safe journey back to Italy.

    Giacomo and WEOPS team

  • camoz53


    why you didn’t pass in Kazakhstan ? We were waiting you in Aksay !Safe journey back to Italy

    Giacomo and WEOPs team

    • whereistheyak

      we would loved to pass thru Aksai and visit you, but in Japan we could obtain only single entry VISA for Russia and we couldn’t go out till Georgia…we are very very sorry!
      We will have to meet in Brescia sometime you are back from shift so we will show you pictures and we will tell you a lot of nice stories!
      Hope to see you soon!

  • Tahir

    With coming you, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. How are you? It’s me, Tahir!! where you’ll go now? and Do you plan to return to Russia, it was very nice to meet you and I hope we meet again. And still I liked your comment about my home and very beautiful pictures, keep up the good work, good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • whereistheyak

      Tahir! So good to hear from you, did you start your study? Now we are in Denmark, Copenhagen, we have to work unfortunately! If we return to Russia we will come to visit you 🙂 some day hopefully. Good luck to you too and keep in touch!!!!!!!

  • Jeff McLaughlin

    Marco and Melene,
    It has been 1 year since we climbed Aconagua. I will always be grateful for the great time we had together. Happy new year! Jeff

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