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Alice Morrison - A 1,000 mile walk with 3 Amazigh (Berber) companions and 6 camels across the Sahara

Phoebe Smith - Extreme Sleeping Adventurer, Storyteller-in-Residence at, & host of the Wander Woman Podcast.

Alice in her own words…

“I am an adventurer and an explorer. I travel to the furthest places on earth and walk through its toughest habitats. I have been described as ‘Indiana Jones for girls’ (which I liked!) We live in a time when the world is in crisis in so many ways. I want to bear witness to what is happening to the planet as our climate and our society changes and I want to tell the stories that bring we humans together rather than the ones that drive us apart. Together, we can strive towards solutions and a happier world. What better place to start than with the places and people that are furthest away.”

During this episode Alice will share more about her walk across the Sahara Desert. Alice left Draa at Oued Chbika on the 26th November 2019 and walked over 1000 miles (with three Amazigh (Berber) companions and six camels) to Guerguerat on the Mauritanian Border and finished part 2 of the adventure at the end of February 2020.


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Show notes

  • Who is Alice

  • The Sahara Expedition - the toughest challenge to date

  • The team of camels

  • The 2nd part of the trilogy

  • The planning and preparation

  • Starting in November 2019

  • Using an expedition organiser

  • The challenge of getting water and food

  • The goals and the purpose

  • Reclaiming the word explore

  • Wanting to travel slow and to take in all the details

  • Being a woman and how she can interact with everyone

  • Not doing enough training

  • The start line and what it was like

  • Finding sponsors and getting media attention

  • Thank you to Craghoppers

  • How expectations didn’t match the reality

  • Team dynamics

  • Getting into routine

  • Walking at 5km per hour

  • Looking for trees in the desert

  • Tent life

  • Being a team member and not just a client

  • Getting water from Nomads

  • Being on an expedition with 6 camels

  • Starting a podcast! Alice in Wanderland

  • Spending the New Year in the desert

  • Making Christmas special

  • Walking into the nothingness of the desert

  • Climate change and desertification

  • Key lessons from the experience

  • Learning patience

  • Hoping to take on part 3 of the expedition at the end of June

  • Final words of advice


Social Media

Instagram: @aliceoutthere1


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Have a fantastic week! Sarah x

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