While the Imperial Toyota South Africa team was adding another chapter to the history of the Dakar Rally – in temperatures of up to 48ºC in the Atacama Desert of South America – another South African team was making history in temperatures of as low as -50ºC on the desolate white plains of the Antarctica.
Land Rover Dispatch 51 – In the footsteps of Count Teleki
Greetings from the rich cultural mosaic that forms the ‘badlands’ of Ethiopia’s South Omo region. It’s a wild, untamed, rugged area of Africa’s Rift Valley made up of some 30 distinct ethno-linguistic groupings, several of which number fewer than 1000 people. Inter tribal fighting and cattle wars are common place. ‘You can buy an AK47 for two head of cattle, the guns are smuggled across from South Sudan’, says Adi.
The latest surfing video called Africa Project, have a look at the trailer here!
It’s time to turn that Land Rover key again and head off on another great humanitarian adventure – this time it’s to follow the entire African Rift Valley from Djibouti on the Horn of Africa to the base of Gorongoza Mountain in Mozambique.
As you know by now…we won the FEAT award! We really are so proud! And the cash prize really came in sooo handy! It is amazing to be the first winners of this prestigious award, and we hope that we can do the confidence in us justice!
So Team Charnas (as in my charna bru) was back in business this weekend, this time made up of Seth, Martin, Kevin and yours truly (Stijn). The venue was Ribbokkloof Lodge, about 40km NE of Middelburg and, as most of you will know, it’s flat as a pancake.
In 3 weeks’ time we will be on day 2 of paddling. Day 2 is expected to be one of our toughest days on the trip…a whopping 42km of paddling, in 30degree heat and 80% humidity! We expect this to be a 12 hour day, dodging ferries, boats and crazy ships...
Discovery Channel gives viewers the opportunity to live vicariously through an endurance athlete that lends his body to science and extreme conditions. On two separate occasions, Discovery’s camera crew followed James Cracknell on the toughest race on earth,
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