The Namib 550

500 odd kilometres of the highest sand dunes in the world, in the driest desert in the world were successfully traversed in little over 9 days by Donnie Campbell and Andrew Murray. This was the first recorded run across this mighty expanse, with obstacles including the infamous Devil’s workshop.

Skeleton Coast - Taken by DigitalPict Photography

Skeleton Coast – Taken by DigitalPict Photography

Despite high temperatures, a few injuries, and the local wildlife, Andrew and Donnie rated the experience as one of the most satisfying they had accomplished, seeing an abundance of wildlife, and passing famous landmarks including the famous Eduoard Bohlen shipwreck.

Dr Andrew Murray, Namib Desert

Dr Andrew Murray, Namib Desert

The expedition would not have been possible without the generous support of Lyprinol, the expertise of Sandbaggers and Live the Journey. Part of the expedition involved learning from the Topnaar tribal community and working with local government and community leaders to help provide vital medical equipment (courtesy of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow) and athletic equipment courtesy of Merrell UK.