Research in the Eastern Desert is quite an expensive and physically
demanding undertaking: water and food have to be brought in from over
100 kilometers (about 62 miles) away, much of it across drifting sand
in which our vehicles often become stuck. Although the team is accustomed
to work and living without luxuries for several months, the Eastern
Desert combines all uncomfortable properties of a sand- and rock desert.
For example, during one survey the team spent three days building a
paved stone road to free its truck from a giant sandpit. Vehicles are
literary ground down by the harsh desert conditions; some of them have
had to be rebuilt completely over the years. Sand storms and dust devils
harass our camp, while insects assault us and damage our tents.
the desert takes its yearly toll on our equipment, we are constantly
looking for donors for this project. Individuals or companies that would
be interested in making a contribution in cash or kind are invited to
contact one of the directors: