Adventure Galleries

Click ot view the Libya 2007 Gallery.

Libya 2007

An ambitious crossing of the Ubari Sand sea in January '07. 25 Archaeologists, Geographers, Geologists and crew spent 16 days in one of the last great wildernesses left on Earth.
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Click ot view the Fezzan Archaeology Gallery.

Fezzan Archaeology

The fieldwork I have been involved with in Libya over the last nine years is a major project run by Professor David Mattingly of Leicester University. (See Links) For the second half of the January 2007 season our team was based in Germa. (See 'Video' above)
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Click ot view the Western Sahara Gallery.

Western Sahara

In 2002 a small group of us were the first European group of Archaeologists to be invited by the Polisario to do research work in Western Sahara, a country that had fought a bitter struggle with Morocco until 2000.
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Click ot view the The run to Libya. Gallery.

The run to Libya.

It is hard to dismiss it as just a run, but after nine years it becomes fairly familiar. Ferry to Calais, then down to Beaune for an overnight stop. On to Marseilles to catch the ferry to Tunis. 24 hours later step out into the warm sunshine of Tunisia.
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Click ot view the A Long Pedigree. Gallery.

A Long Pedigree.

I drive my 1948 Land Rover 900 miles to Italy to help my friends Leigh & Maura www.lamula.it/ haul a winters supply of logs up from their valley. Also see 'Video' above for film of this trip.
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Click ot view the The Long Way Home Gallery.

The Long Way Home

Having driven my 57 year old Land Rover to Italy I didn't fancy driving it home, so left it there and flew back, to return for it the following March.
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Click ot view the An Elefant in the Pyrenees Gallery.

An Elefant in the Pyrenees

New to Motorcycling, I thought I'd start by riding the length of the Pyrenees. Bilbao to Collioure, in the South of France, on the Spanish side. Collioure back to Bilbao on the French side.
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Click ot view the Rock Art Gallery.

Rock Art

This is a small selection of the rock art I have photographed over the last 9 years. This is from The Gilf Kebir and Jebel Uwainat on the borders of Egypt, Libya and Sudan.
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Click ot view the Christmas in the Gilf Kebir. Gallery.

Christmas in the Gilf Kebir.

Four of us spent Christmas 2003 far from the madding crowd 1000 miles into the Sahara exploring the Gilf Kebir. A plateau the size of Switzerland. Chris Scott, Dr. Kevin White, Dr.Rich Washington and myself. See 'Video' above for some film of this trip.
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Click ot view the Born to be Mild. Gallery.

Born to be Mild.

My pal, Don, had just bought a big Harley and wondered who would be stupid enough to accompany him on a ride to visit our mutual old mate, Leigh (a.k.a Luigi) in Italy. Up went my hand. The 'Born to be Mild' title was Don's idea.
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Click ot view the Filming in Algeria. Gallery.

Filming in Algeria.

In 2001 Chris Scott, author of Sahara Overland, Rich Gurr, cameraman and myself set off to make the film of the book in Algeria. The DVD attracted good reviews and has sold well through www.mattsavage.com (See Videos)
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Click ot view the Following Alexander the Great Gallery.

Following Alexander the Great

The name alone says it all. No-one since has been called 'The Great'. I set off in a new Range Rover to cover 8000 miles retracing his route from Pella, in Macedonia to the Syrian border.
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Click ot view the Libya 2008 Gallery.

Libya 2008

In this season's work the team excavate a 2000 year old Mummy and we have fun in the dunes.
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Click ot view the By Bikes to Millau. Gallery.

By Bikes to Millau.

Don Davey and I take a ride south to the Cognac Blues Festival and pull in a run across the Millau bridge.
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