This movie projection is offered exclusively to KAUST community members and is suitable for the whole family.
Wilfred Thesiger was one of Britain’s great explorers and writers. His greatest journeys were through the world’s largest sand desert: the Empty Quarter of the Arabian Peninsula.
Inspired by their hero, adventurers Alastair Humphreys and Leon McCarron attempt a journey of their own into the Empty Quarter. Their trip is hastily-planned and low budget: unable to afford camels they instead hope to drag a homemade steel cart (filled with 300kg of supplies) through the ferocious desert heat. This film is their story.
The Daily Telegraph: "I thought, 'they have got to be joking'... it's beautifully done... there was a real sense of joy. And challenge."
The movie will be screened after of Alastair Humphreys' lecture, which you can register for here.
This documentary is brought to you by the Office of Enrichment Programs in collaboration with Graduate Affairs.
Alastair Humphreys is a British Adventurer, Author and Blogger. He spent over 4 years cycling round the world, a journey of 46,000 miles through 60 countries and 5 continents. More recently Alastair has walked across southern India, rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, run six marathons through the Sahara desert, completed a crossing of Iceland, busked through Spain and participated in an expedition in the Arctic, close to the magnetic North Pole. He has trekked 1000 miles across the Empty Quarter desert and 120 miles round the M25, the motorway outside London – one of his pioneering microadventures. He was named as one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the year for 2012.
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