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Wilfred Thesiger's diary from his crossing of the Empty Quarter (Rub' al Khali) Desert. He has been an inspiration for several Rub' al Khali expeditions.
Image by Alastair Humphreys courtesy Alastair Humphreys, SOURCE
In the image, the cart that Leon McCarron and Rob Lilwall used during their 3000-mile walk from Mongolia to Hong Kong. "The hardest bit is always getting the trailer moving, so once it’s going, keep it going!” says Leon.
courtesy Leon McCarron, SOURCE
Alastair Humphreys and Leon McCarron are taking a cart similar to this one, “though it will have 8 wheels to stop it sinking into the sand (I hope!!)” Al says to ExplorersWeb.
courtesy Alastair Humphreys, SOURCE

Expedition watch: Rub’ al Khali (Empty Quarter) Desert trek

Posted: Oct 29, 2012 08:20 am EDT

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(Newsdesk) Wilfred Thesiger's crossing of the Rub' al Khali (Empty Quarter) Desert has been an inspiration for several expeditions across this Arabian Desert. Also for Alastair Humphreys and Leon McCarron.The two Brits are busy packing their bags for a trek across the Arabian Desert in Oman and the UAE. They will pull a cart with their food, water and equipment from Salalah on the south coast of Oman to Dubai. Being a desert, it will be hot during the day but it is now the best time of the year to go, says Alastair to...

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