(Kyu Dam Lee, Explorersweb South Korea)
Young-Ho Nam successfully completed his project across ‘Chihuahua Desert’ in Mexico with his fatbike. He started his project from ‘Zona del Silencio’ on Mar-13-2015 and finished at ‘White Sand’ (USA) on Mar-31-2015. Mr. Nam traveled about 1,200 km during his 19-day expedition.
He started his expedition with a team mate (Joo-Yeol Lee) and two support members (Jae-Cheon Jeon and Jae-Won Choi), but Mr. Lee did not complete the expedition. He had to stop at ‘Coyame del Sotol’ because of equipment problems.
Mr. Nam wrote to Explorersweb that his expedition route was very dangerous, because some drug sellers used the route to transport their drugs. The Mexico Tourism Board and the Government of Chihuahua State arranged some armed police for his safety and security as a foreigner.
His expedition was supported by ‘Kolon sports’, ‘Mexico Tourism Board’, and ‘Government of Chihuahua State of Mexico’.
Mr. Nam is on a mission to cross 10 deserts of the world.
Takla Makan (China 2009, not included for this 10-Desert quest),
Great Victoria (Australia, 2012),
Empty Quarter (Salalah, Oman, to Liwa, UAE, 2013)
Great Basin Desert (Salt Lake, Utah, to Reno, Nevada, 2013)
Gibson & The Great Sandy (Alice Springs to 80-mile Beach, Australia, 2014)
Chihuahua Desert in Mexico 2015
Previously Young-Ho Nam crossed Urasia, from China to Portugal in 2006, cycling 18,000 km, and completed 2,510km along the Ganges River in 2010.
Young-Ho Nam on fatbike across Australian Deserts
2013 Piolet d’Or Asia: Young-Ho Nam received Grand Prix Award
South Koreans across Great Basin Desert
ExWeb interview with Young-Ho Nam, life is like crossing a desert
Two Teams Complete Empty Quarter Crossings on Foot