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Morocco October 2008
The reason behind this website! Sirocco Overland was designed with this trip in mind. Hastily put together to give you an insight into our tour of Morocco and a peek at Western Sahara. The Google Earth map represents what we hope to achieve. Approximately 3500 miles of desert sands, mountain pistes and coastal roads…
(France – Italy)
Late August/early September 2009, a 18 day trip across historic military mountain roads through the French and west Italian Alps.
West Africa Mapping Project 2011
(Burkina Faso – Mali – Senegal)
A slightly different approach with this one. I have volunteered my services to the MAPA Project (http://www.mapaproject.org/) to help map routes and way-points (using GPS) within national parks and protected areas in West Africa. The project has currently been running for some time with south and East Africa having already been carried out. We are picking up the tail end of the West Africa project across some of the most difficult countries as the ground conditions of the parks are unknown.
The project will run from mid-March to mid-April and we will utilise a Land Cruiser for the 5 week duration.
(UK – Siberia)
A 9 month overland journey heading north into the Arctic Circle to Nordkapp in Norway to witness the northern lights before descending on Eastern Europe and the Caucasus region. Onto Central Asia and across the Pamirs with passes over 4500m and the deserted plains of the Kazakh Steppe. Into the Altai region of Russia before the long march southeast to the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. Turning back north into Siberia for the final test along the BAM route and the infamous ‘Road of Bones’ finishing up at the far eastern port of Magadan.
Date: January – October 2013
A rather unconventional trip compared to previous ventures. Co-piloting another Defender 90 to support two adventure bikes across the Simpson Desert via the remote Hay River Track. From Broken Hill to Innaminka, Walkers Crossing to Birdsville. Across the Simpson to finish up in Alice Springs.
Date: July 2014
Red Centre Tour 2016
We will be taking our Land Rover Discovery from Geelong Victoria, through Adelaide and Coober Pedy to Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Returning via the West McDonnell Ranges, Kings Canyon, Uluru, Oodnadatta Track, Lake Eyre, Gammon Ranges and the Flinders Ranges.
Date: November 2016
“No man can live this life and emerge unchanged. He will carry the imprint of the desert, the brand which marks the nomad; and he will have a yearning to return. For this cruel land can cast a spell which no temperate climate can match.”
Wilfred Thesiger, Explorer.
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