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Gibson Desert

Crossing the Gibson Desert – 800 km in 46 days.

Gibson Desert
Gibson Desert
Gibson Desert
Gibson Desert
Gibson Desert
Gibson Desert
Gibson Desert
Gibson Desert
Gibson Desert

Crossing the Gibson Desert – 800 km in 46 days.

We started from the area around Disappointment salt lake. Our target was crossing the Gibson Desert. Opposite to my previous expeditions it was difficult to determine one fixed point where our expedition was to finish. How can you precisely describe the borders of a desert? Should it be Kintore or rather McDonald Lake?

The Gibson Desert is a demanding terrain. Rocks, stones, high sharp grass and sandy dunes are the main obstacles we had to overcome. It’s hard to imagine that the native Australians have been living here for thousands of years. They got used to the life in the desert, they know how to survive there, they can take advantage of the gifts of nature. We saw plenty of animals on our way – camels, snakes, kangaroos, lizards, birds. They cope quite well here too. These were extremely exciting encounters.

After sixteen days of the trek Denis decided to break her expedition. She didn’t feel strong enough to go any further. We continued. Having covered 800 kilometers we finished our expedition in the area of Kintore mountain range, in a small settlement of Aboriginals. Crossing the Gibson Desert took us 46 days.