Rat Race: Race to the Wreck

Date:
18/11/2019
Country:
Namibia Desert
Distance:
Ultra, Enduro
Namibia means Vast Place. The sand dunes of the Namib Desert and the famous Skeleton Coast are perhaps two of the most photographed landscapes in the World. When we were looking at locations for the Rat Race Bucket List, our eye was drawn to this corner of South West Africa and a stunning photo of a shipwreck landlocked in the desert. The wreck is the Eduard Bohlen, perhaps the most famous shipwreck in the World. We were so intrigued that we went to find it; our journey could not have been more spectacular. and the place was beyond rugged, beyond wild. And there, sticking out of the desert, nearly 1km from the shore, lay the final resting place of the Eduard Bohlen. Join us as we journey there again, this time with an intrepid group of Rat Racers covering 300km on fat-bikes and foot to reach the Bohlen, from the source of the Kuiseb River and over the Sand Dune sea of the Namib Naukluft National Park. Special permissions have been obtained to make the first-ever multi-sport crossing of this ancient landscape on a route that promises a quite extraordinary palette of terrains, vistas and an objective so eerie and unusual you will be quivering with delight for time eternal. This is Race to the Wreck.

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