A first crossing of the year of the Simpson Desert along the French Line, but heavy rain made this trip more difficult than usual.
In 1962, Reg Sprigg and party completed the first motorised crossing of the Simpson Desert. Fifty years on, Vic Widman led another group on the first crossing of the Simpson for 2012. The adventures of Vic’s group were quite different to those of the exploration party and just as challenging as rain had transformed some of the desert into lakes and a muddy sponge. The video also features the Oodnadatta Track, Mt Dare and Birdsville.