James borrell is a conservation scientist and science communicator, with a particular interest in how species adapt to changing climate.

Expedition Update: Chief Leader

The basecamp seems desolate and deserted after both groups left to pursue their own adventures.  All the Explorers have acclimatised very well to the extremes of  temperature which have ranged between 43C in the day to 1C last night. We have been in our new basecamp for a few days now and once again it feels like home. Fay and Emma have cooked some delicious cakes on our Primus pressure stoves and we all appreciated their efforts and inspired people to the extent that now most people can cook the flat  bread.

At the end of this week we will pack up basecamp and visit the city of Ubar. Following that comes a long journey to begin the wadi stage of the expedition which I am sure you will read about next week.


Chief Leader


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