Monday, March 06, 2006

This was our first campsite after leaving the Oasis of Dhakla in the Western Desert, Egypt.

The shape is typical of the crescent configuration of a Barchan dune. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Kitmax, photographed by fellow climber Bernhardt, on our two day climb to the summit of Mt Uweinat.
This desert-encircled mountain is 2,000m high and lies in one of the driest and most barren areas of the world.
It is a remote granite massif lying on the very apex of Egypt's South Western border.
It is surrounded by the Selima sand flats, a boundless, lifeless desert encircled by shimmering horizons.
From the summit I could peer down into Libya, Egypt and Sudan.
This was one of very few ascents made on this isolated landform. It was first climbed by the desert explorer Ralph Bagnold in the 1930's.
For a full and colourful tale of our climb, click here: Posted by Picasa