Who can survive a solo expedition? As a rule, there is always a team of helping hands in the background. Since 1991 and also in the past years of the great journey, our extreme trips have often involved camel men, porters, elephant guides, translators, drivers, local guides and people in the base camp. Unfortunately, it is hardly possible to list all team members by name. These people were and are usually mentioned in our publications and stories.
In the following sections, however, you can find out more about the people and animals at the heart of the great journey: