By Geoffrey Moorhouse
'It was once simply because i used to be afraid that I had made up our minds to aim a crossing of the nice Sahara barren region, from west to east, alone and via camel. not anyone had ever made the sort of trip sooner than . . .'
In October 1972 Geoffrey Moorhouse started his odyssey around the Sahara from the Atlantic to the Nile, a distance of 3,600 miles. His cause of venture such an enormous feat was once to check the roots of his worry, to discover an extremity of human experience.
From the outset misfortune was once by no means far-off; and as he moved extra into that 'awful vacancy' the actual and psychological deprivation grew extra excessive. In March 1973, having walked the final three hundred miles, Moorhouse, unwell and exhausted, reached Tamanrasset, the place he determined to finish his trip. The worried Void is the relocating checklist of his fight with worry and loneliness and, finally, his coming to phrases with the religious in addition to the actual hazards of the desert.
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