Jamie, this was the name of the Aussi, has had a small crash with a car somewhere on his tour.
Result, the front fork was bent on both cylinders approx. 5 deg backwards.
However, this did not held him to proceed on his world tour. Respect to such a young guy with such ambitious targets.
If I red a little between the lines, it looks like that you are missing such pass routs in Australia & Co.
Therefore I add a picture from the west ramp of passo stelvio (2575m) on the way down to Bormia (which is not so far away from Mandello del Lario (1h more riding).[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
I am in the good state, that my house in one of the best areas for motorcycle riding.
By the way in 2 days I go there for holidays (my other house is 300 km east).
Unfortunately, winter is in front and most pass routes are already closed.
Conclusion, I will go on 3 glaciers for skiing within 1,5 weeks.
Show you pics or videos from deep snow skiing in the alps.
Take care, Ralf