As they approach the Chinese border with the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, Mike meets up with some good friends - Furious Fred and Karate Kobi. The landscape is more jagged now, with snowcapped peaks flanking the road. The roads improve too, and they make good headway, before stopping in China to learn some Tai Chi. As the mountains get higher, the friends take a break to appreciate the view. “One of the most spectacular landscapes I’ve ever seen,” remarks Mike - and he has seen a few landscapes in his time. They ascend, snow becomes ubiquitous. And then: Kashkar, where the team indulges in some street food and take a chance at a local restaurant. Chicken’s head, anyone?