Solo crossing of the largest salt desert in the world – Salar de Uyuni
LOCATION: Salar de Uyuni – Bolivia
PARTICIPANTS: Mateusz Waligóra
TRANSPORTATION: on foot
Walk the Salar wasn’t neither the longest nor the most difficult expedition but it was the one that got my texts and photographs published in many countries around the world. In June 2015 I crossed the largest salt desert in the world – alone. I transported water and food on a specially designed cart that had the same wheels that were used on the Canning Stock Route. The route of the expedition started in a Bolivian village, Llicia, then went through the Incahuasi, an island overgrown by cacti, and eventually led to the village of Colchani located on the other side of the ‘absolute desert’. The biggest difficulty was the exposure to weather conditions, lack of water and low temperature at night. Here are some of the magazines that wrote about this expeditions: The Guardian (UK), Daily Mail (UK), National Geographic Polska, National Geographic Traveler The Netherlands, Globetrotter Magazin (Germany), 4-Seasons Magazin (Switzerland) and dozens of word’s media from Brazil, to Russia and China.
Sponsors: The North Face, 4Challenge