Marathon Des Sables – Maroc
The Sahara is the world’s largest hot desert and one of the harshest environments on the planet. It is third largest desert overall after Antarctica and the Arctic, which are cold deserts.
Travelling in the Sahara Desert requires a major shift in perspective. The landscape is so vast that it’s impossible to judge distance. The colour palette – a thousand shades of greige – makes it hard to discern specific forms, and the intense sunlight reflecting off the sand tricks the eye into seeing things that don’t exist.
AN EXTRAORDINARY RACE ! FOR EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE! IN AN EXTRAORDINARY PLACE!!
The Marathon Des Stables is a gruelling multi-stage adventure through a formidable landscape in one of the world’s most inhospitable climates – the Sahara desert. The rules require you to be self-sufficient, to carry with you on your back everything except water that you need to survive. You are given a place in a tent to sleep at night, but any other equipment and food must be carried.