Sahara Challenge Slight Return

Just got hold of Jonathan’s photos of our Moroccan tour. We’re kind of in limbo until the event starts so published some past photos to keep you all keen

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Cordoba in Spain and the gorge below

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In the hills after Toledo, Geen does look adventuresome and the views were every bit as good as Morocco’s.

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Arrival Tangiers in the rain and number one claimed in the Rif Valley, truth be told this was the first time we felt it was safe to stop.

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Valleys and our first sight of sand dunes

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Cafe on the climb up the Atlas Mountains to the pass, The view from behind the Mercedes gives you a feel for how the plains are very flat and then the mountain ranges just go straight up

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Trucks and S bends on the way up

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Into the clouds and an unusual hazard given the grazing opportunities

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Snow and sand, these two photos were taken 40 km apart

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Hot in the plains but you can still see snow on the caps, Amazingly empty terrain at times

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Scraggy roads and valleys, you can make out the odd oasis in the valley

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Les Roches Peintes, Spot the 4×4 having quite an overnight in the forground

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Our facebook friend and the mountains from the hotel in Marrakech

What is to come

Jonathan and I went to see Phil Garratt and Kieron Brown, winners of the 2013 Peking to Paris Rally in their Chevrolet Coupe.  Here are some photos they took of their journey, In a couple of days I’ll post some more.

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The main road out of Peking

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Wild Truck loading on the highway

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Time Contol in the desert

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Mongolian tracks

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A stop in the desert

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The Nomad crew organise the camp sites in the wild, here’s one of their Russian Army trucks

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Russia

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Switzerland

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Arriving in Paris: Arc de Triumphe

 

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Paris and the Place Vendome Finish.  It must have been very emotional.