Since I was a child, it has always been a dream of mine to cross the Simpson Desert, just like those desert crossings in the old movies. Last year, I decided I’d do it. Crossing the Simpson Desert is an iconic archetypal Aussie feat. To go solo and unassisted is the ultimate challenge.
Whether you’re just out on a simple day walk or on a 20-day expedition, there’s no better feeling than knowing you have everything you need to survive and be comfortable. I wanted to experience the solitude, the challenge of walking on top of a sea of endless sand dunes and to selfishly have the Simpson Desert to myself, or to at least believe that I could have it to myself. Above all, I wanted to be humbled by mother nature.