Andrew called me briefly today. He didn't want anyone to be worried and asked me to let everyone know that he is safe and well. He has NO SIGNAL on his phone. Someone was kind enough to let him make the call from a landline.
He has had a rough but enjoyable couple of days as it has been a steep climb. He likened the terrain to something the Flintstones are used with potholes and creators all over the place. He said the bike stood up to it very well. Although nurmerous punctures along the way. His Luggage is falling apart but with a little tlc and a needle & thread-they will be just fine.
He sends love & good wishes to EVERYONE back at home.