After skirting around the Erg Chebbi dunes for the last three days, competitors finally got the chance to tackle them Saturday morning. Striking and magnificent, Erg Chebbi are the tallest dunes in Morocco and less than 100 kilometers from the Algerian border. Not only did majestic dunes present the Gazelles with challenging driving conditions, but rewarded them with some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.
“It was intense–literally and figuratively,” said Sarah Saxten of Team #175. “There were peaks and valleys—emotionally and physically, and they seemed to come pretty close together.”