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Mission Marsimik—The Death Trap

Conquering the Death Trap

I started collecting information on Marsimik. What came out was a very different picture from what I had imagined. First, of course, Marsimik did not have roads. It had a few unusable dirt tracks at some places and no tracks at all at others. It was a cross-terrain climb and the last 35 kilometers of the cross-terrain climb was considered the toughest challenge for all terrain driving anywhere in the world.

The few people who had driven up to Marsimik were considered ‘the elite’ in the world of adventure driving anywhere in the world. That too when they had done so with adequate preparation and rest and recovery breaks along the way. Even the best of vehicles were reported to have broken ...

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