It was here, where land meets ocean, that Ness was faced with the notoriously thick Namib fog that envelops the desert from the Atlantic.
Fatbike and equipment
I took minimal kit with her to make space for supplies, especially water, as she fatbiked through the arid desert landscape. Her bike was fitted with custom bag storage to carry all the essentials for the journey, but still allow for flexibility when tackling the steep 200-300 meter sand dunes and rugged rocky mountains slopes of the Namib. Ness focused on using kit which could stand up to the extreme temperatures, salt water, sharp rock and dust storms.
Across the desert I will be assisted by an expert paramotor pilot who will meet me at set points, checking I am hitting my water caches and discussing vital weather conditions and challenges of the next leg of the journey.