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Canadian Kite Buggiers Conquer Gobi Desert

posted Nov 7, 2009, 9:14 PM by Gary Mark   [ updated Nov 7, 2009, 10:10 PM ]
Canadians Sarah McNair-Landry, her brother Eric and friend Curtis Jones crossed the Gobi Desert this past summer on kite buggies on a 40-day expedition that took them 1100 kms across the harsh conditions of Mongolia.  Their team named 
Pittarak embarks on extreme expeditions not only for the challenge but to inspire others, especially youth, to get active and pursue their goals.

The team trained extensively by flying kites and experimenting with buggy configurations last summer on Québec's Îles de la Madeleine.  The vast sand beaches were great preparation for the sandy terrain of the Gobi Desert.

No stranger to extreme sports and kites, the siblings previously crossed Greenland via kite skiing in 2003 when she was 16 and he was 18.

You can read about their travels on their travel blog.