Due to ‘unanticipated circumstances’ as they say in the FO, Team TAK find themselves waiting for the postponed permit to cross the Taklamakan Desert. But there are no plans for idleness. In late November, the training continues and to keep motivated, the team of 5 men and women take on a suitable gritty expedition through the sands and over the dunes of Oman. On an initial heading of SSW we will zig zag walking some 120 KM. No tourist route for this Team, after all why make it easy when it can be tough.