The first one is to trek across the fifth largest desert in the world and Asia's largest in the company of a superb international team from many different countries, cultures, backgrounds and interests. The expedition team will trek the entire 1000 miles / 1600 km of the Mongolian Gobi Desert using a traditional method of desert transportation: the Bactrian Camel Image by Emmanuel Berthier courtesy Emmanuel Berthier, SOURCE
My Crème de la Crème and one that will push endless boundaries is an expedition yet to come. Everything that I am doing is the warm up, the test, a Reconnaissance for the mother of all expeditions, (no pun intended!) Any interested desert nutters submit your CV now! Watch this space! Image by Emmanuel Berthier courtesy Emmanuel Berthier, SOURCE
"I know that the Gobi will reset a few minds in my team. Our journey is a real expedition with real people with moods and bodily smells. We have a chance to have a positive effect on our future generations and the wonderful world around us." Image by Emmanuel Berthier courtesy Emmanuel Berthier, SOURCE
The route of the 2011 Gobi desert Expedition Image by Ripley Davenport courtesy Ripley Davenport, SOURCE
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Ripley Davenport gained international recognition a few months ago when he returned home to Denmark after an attempt to cross Mongolia solo by foot. Even though he didn´t make it all the way, due to an injury, his sheer determination and his emotional reports on the Internet made him a favorite adventurer to follow. It didn´t take long until he planned two new Expeditions. One going back to Mongolia already this upcoming May 2011. Second one, is a solo and unassisted crossing of the driest desert on earth, The Atacama in...